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answered by LEGEND (6,021 points) 6 13 26
Looking at it from a health perspective, it is better to get pregnant during your twenties. This is the time your body produces the most quality and viable eggs and there are lower chances of the babies having birth defects such as Down syndrome, Turner syndrome etc. The chances of having a miscarriage at this time are also low. At this age, you'll be stronger, more active and much more involved with your child.

Having said that, it is your decision to get pregnant when it is convenient for you. There are many things to consider. Your career, education, your partner and ultimately, whether you are ready to be a parent or not. There isn't any appointed time for babies to come into your life. Make babies when you are ready.
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answered by VISIONARY (9,009 points) 7 17 69
The best time to get pregnant is when one is emotional, physically and financially ready, I don't think it really about age but when one is really to go through all that comes with pregnancy.

I will peg the age around 25 years at least one is done with schooling and is working. Pregnancy wouldn't be stressful at this stage since one isn't too young to through it and every other material things needed will be well provided for with ease and this will ease the stress that comes with psychologicsl aspect of pregnancy like looking for money to cater for the child and self. But with everything in place it will be easy to carry the pregnancy to term and give birth to a live baby.
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answered by ELITE (4,082 points) 7 26 72
I don't think there is a perfect age but the parents should be in a position to love and care for a child both financially and emotionally. Having said that I know a girl who had a baby at 15 who with the help of her family has raised that child to be a decent well balanced adult.  I think if you are alone family support is essential because it's hard to bring up a child on your own although not impossible.

I had my children at 30 and 36 and by some people's standards that is quite old but I didn't feel ready until then and for me that was the right choice. Most people prefer to have children in their 20s and from a health point of view it is probably best. Women seem to conceive more easily at this age. However I conceived my second child with a coil at the age of 36. It was a twin pregnancy but I lost one so I must have still been fertile at this age.

I think the best time to have children is when the time feels right and you are in a position to love and care for them.  Not so young that you are not mature enough to care for a child and not so old that you won't live to see it grow up.
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answered by LEGEND (6,394 points) 6 14 36
I bet between 24 years and 29 years. Its always said that during this period, the female sexual organs are well matured and can carry the baby and they'll be able to deliver without complications. Even if there are any complications, they won't be that serious. Also, between that period, you'll be able to nurture your kid well unlike when you give birth at the age of like 35.
Also,from my own research, most of the ladies starting from 24 years are done with school and some are even working and hence can support their young ones. Giving birth at a tender age has tremendous effects. First, its very risky because the organs aren't mature and might lead to death of the girl or the kid.
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answered by ELITE (3,054 points) 8 36 66
I don't think there really is a "best" age to get pregnant. Rather, it is the readiness of both the body and the mind that should be assessed before making this decision. Having a baby changes a lot for a couple, particularly in terms of priorities and responsibilities. You may start asking yourself, "Are you and your partner ready to put someone else first?", "Are both of you ready for the sacrifice?". Apart from this, you also need to consider your financial stability to be able to provide the needs of the baby. I think the moment you can confidently answer these questions, is the moment when you're ready to start your own family.

In terms of health, women are most fertile in their 20s. Experts say that women have the highest number of quality eggs at this point in time,and that chance of having low-risk pregnancy and healthy baby is highly likely.
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answered by LEGEND (6,086 points) 3 27 50
I think the right age to get pregnant is when you are married and you and your husband is ready financially, emotionally and physically to all the challenges of being a parent. It is easy to say you want to get pregnant, but you are not ready to it physically. Some of what I know became pregnant that they are not ready. Some became pregnant and their boyfriend left them. The problem with the boyfriend stress her that she had miscarriage. She was brought to the hospital and it took a long time to get her discharge because she have no money. It was a big struggle. If you want to get pregnant, make sure this things could make you happy and not stress you. Regardless the age, or maybe 21 and above, just make sure you are ready to all the challenges of being a mother.
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answered by LEGEND (6,082 points) 7 22 49
The ripe age for any conceivable woman to get pregnant should be from adult age, which is 18 years and above. It is believed that at this age, the woman's reproductive organs are ready for the various processes involved in the gestation of foetus. Although this age might vary from one woman to another due to differences in the reproductive hormones and the development of the reproductive organs, but it's still the most acceptable for a woman to take in.
However, apart from the age, there are other factors some people might decide to take into consideration before getting pregnant, which could be the emotional, financial and mental states of the woman involve. Yes, it is very important to critically look at these factors, because it won't be right to embark on something as crucial as pregnancy when either one of these things is missing.
The woman must be emotional stable so as to avoid the unprayed for to happen. Same goes for the financial aspect, because the woman needs money for all the ante natal care expenses including good foods better development of the baby in the womb. Not forgetting that the baby things that needs to be bought before delivery of the pregnancy. Let's not forget the post natal care of the mother and the baby. And money is also needed for the baby upkeep after birth. You don't want to bring a child to this world and allow him/her to suffer from lack of any sort.

The availability of all these things provide the perfect preconditions for a woman to get pregnant. Anything short of these, nah, don't even try it.
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answered by ELITE (3,009 points) 3 8 16
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There are two condition or factors that basically determines when a lady is expected to get pregnant though God gives pregnancy at the best time.
The biological age advisable for a lady to get pregnant is between the age of 18 and 26 because at this age the reproductive organs are very active and develop enough to hold the foetus without much pain, the chances of pregnancy are super higher at this stage .

The financial age which simply means the age which we believe psychologically we must have round up school or certified in any vocation that could fetch income for comfort and sustainability. The age is difficult to be determined because our level of comfort differs but advisably at the age of 25 a lady should try to get married and get  pregnant  to prevent unnecessary pains and high chances of fibroid and other health constrains that works with age
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answered by ELITE (3,094 points) 3 6 14
The best age to get pregnant ddepend on culture and traditions of the society and environment. However, the sane and reasonable age at which a Lady is rope to successfully carry pregnancy without problems before and after giving birth is eighteen 18years.

So it becomes a problem to people who are still living in primitive age, such that ladies in some part of the world are free to become pregnant as early as 11years of age. Such kind of culture exist among housas in Nigeria and at that age, its not a crime to marry out a girl child within such tender age.

Though, a lot of those primitive culturels have started adjusting if not abandoned the ungodly acts which has exposed a lot of young girls to untimely death.

So, a lady within the age of eighteen is ripe to be pregnant.
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answered by VISIONARY (9,059 points) 5 21 51
This will all depend on you. I would suggest that you do what you can and enjoy your life before getting married and having kids. Once you start a family it will be hard to go back to school, travel, and do things that you have always dreamed of. Furthermore, it is a good idea to have a good job that pays you well when starting a family. Kids can be expensive and when you work daycare is a very large expense that will need to be paid each month. 

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