Science Says *This* Is The Perfect Age To Have Kids

How old were you?

There are so many of us who have this idea of what the perfect timeline for life would be like. There is an ideal age we would like to get married, when we would like to have our children, how far apart those children should be in age. In a perfect world all of that would line up exactly how we want it to. But, that rarely happens, science says, because so many things can get in the way. Or things can hold up the timeline and it shifts everything.

When I was younger I had this idea in my head, too. Of how old I wanted to be when I got married and the started to have children. I was young, but I married my high school sweetheart, so I didn’t have to wait to find that person. But, when it came to having children, the timeline was off — especially for our last child. Fate stepped in and the time was out of our control. Struggling to conceive put things off longer than I had wanted.

This type of thing happens to a lot of people. Some are not finding their person until college and that’s totally the norm now. But it’s causing some stress for women who have been told for so long that you can’t wait too long to conceive. There is a time where the fertility zone starts to decrease and panic sets in.

Well, there is a perfect age to have a child — science says. There’s also a perfect age to get married, too.

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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the Managing Editor of Moms and she's has an odd obsession with useless movie and TV trivia. She's one of the weird ones that reads IMDb trivia instead of watching the movie. When she's not at work you can hear her answering the question "why" twenty-billion times thanks to her four kids. Got something to say? Send me an email at

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