In today’s generation more and more women are being a mother at a younger age. By younger age, I mean women getting pregnant at the age of 20 and below. Although the society, more often than not, considers this as a bane, there is also a boon in being a young mom. Here are some pros and cons of being a mother at a young age.
Being young means you still have a lot to learn and a lot to improve on. You are still on the verge of discovering the world and how it works. Going through this stage might be difficult as you are still trying to be independent in a lot of ways, but doing this with a baby on your watch can be very difficult not just physically and financially but also emotionally. It can be easier for you if your family is well off or your boyfriend, live-in partner, or husband is financially stable. However, if not, then prepare yourself to be facing struggles over money and constant fighting with your partner or family.
Although maturity is not measured through age, but being an older mom has a lot of benefits compared to being young and having a baby. Getting older often and should mean that you are more secured with your finances, your partner, and your decision whether you want a baby or not. When you are old enough, you might, although not all, have a stable source of income and are mature enough to handle emotional and financial problems. You are also not getting younger and your option is reduced, and so you have to decide whether you want to have a partner to grow old with or not.
However, it is sometimes difficult for older women to get pregnant. According to some experts, women are in their pregnancy prime when they are in their early 20’s. Older women are more at the risk of having complications such as miscarriage, genetic disorders, and surgical deliveries. Plus, when people age, we are being more at the risk of having various medical conditions which could limit us to procreate.
Recent studies show that babies who are born when their mother is in their early 20’s have longer life span than those whose mothers gave birth to them when they were older. The risk of having miscarriage is also lower in young mothers. It is also easier for younger women since they are at lower risk of having high blood pressure and diabetes. Also, younger women are less likely to have premature babies.
Being ready for pregnancy, though, does not depend on what age you have. If you are physically, emotionally, and financially stable then you are much more ready to become a mother, whatever age you have.-