I know we have some mamas who started their family in their 30’s, and that’s fantastic.
I was 27 when I had my son and I thought that was a wonderful age to start my family.
If you’re on the fence about whether or not pregnancy after 30 is for you, here are three reasons why you should go for it.
1. Financial Stability
While we’re not saying that once you hit your 30’s your bank account will be holding millions, but your spending habits change as you get older.
You tend to make better financial decisions as you get older and you realize the importance of having a savings to fall back on and you’re also more likely to opt-in to a retirement plan once you start becoming more of an adult.
All of these areas combined show that you’re thinking ahead for yourself as well as your family. So deciding to become a parent once you hit your 30’s will simply tie into these adult-like actions and you’ll be more financially prepared to deal with the expense of having a family.
2. You’re Not In It To Please Anyone
Your 30’s bring with it an air of self-love.
You feel more at home within yourself and to those around you. You’ve realized that trying to please everyone is never going to work, so you begin to accept yourself, your ways, and your habits in a more loving way.
You’d prefer to work on your marriage, excel at your job, and spend your time with those closest to you since you realize we all don’t live forever.
Having a child in your 30’s will be as exciting as if you had one in your 20’s, and you’ll be more mature and ready to handle simply being a parent rather than making sure you’ve got your life all mapped out in front of you.
3. The Unknown Becomes The Known
While we’re young, we’re still learning. We may feel like we know everything in our teens and 20’s, but once we hit our 30’s we totally realize we knew nothing.
It’s true that we’re always learning and experiencing no matter what our age, but when you hit your 30’s you’re able to accept graciously that you don’t know everything and that it’s okay to still be learning.
This is the essence of childhood, our children are discovering new and exciting things every day and to them, life is one big party.
We get that more as we get older, and we’ll let them explore their surroundings with more patience from our end.
Our fuses aren’t that short anymore, we’ve come to realize that discovery is essential to growing and staying grounded.
- Your pregnancy may or may not be followed more closely once you hit your 30’s – depending on what age you decide to start your family.
- Always follow the directions of your doctor or midwife regardless of what age you become pregnant.
About the author: Danielle is a professional blogger, freelance writer, social media manager, and web content editor specializing in parenting, family, pregnancy, social media, start-ups and entrepreneurial topics. To learn more about Danielle, please visit her website at www.PenPointEditorial.com.