Motherhood is amazing. Giving birth to a child is something many women believe is their reason for existing. And, while it is amazing, we should also respect women who don’t plan on having a baby. It’s a personal choice. No one should ever judge women who want to have a career before they have a baby or not have any children at all. Nowadays, it’s becoming more and more common for women to have babies in their late 30s or even 40s, and many of them are judged by the community.
There’s nothing wrong with having your children after 35. That’s from a moral, physical, and mental standpoint. Science has shown that giving birth over 35 gives women time to develop a healthy relationship and build a career. And that’s totally fine. It’s your life if you choose so and you shouldn’t feel pressured to have a baby. Biologically, the 20s are better to give birth, but it’s completely normal to have a baby later.
In one 2004 study, 82% of women between 35 and 39 who have sex at least twice a week managed to conceive within a year. So, all those judgmental stories about how it’s easier to conceive earlier are not true. A much smaller study published in New England Centenarian showed that women who give birth later are 4 times more likely to live to 100. How’s that for a benefit?
If you were planning to have a career before a baby or you don’t want to bear children at all, that’s fine. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. If your friends or family are judging your choices, they don’t deserve to be in your life.
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