I can relate to OP. I want my first child here hopefully in the next year. I am 20 now, and couldn't imagine waiting another 10 years to have a child. I don't want to be old when I have my kids. I want to be able to keep up with them, and just be a young mom. My mom was younger when she had me and I think that gave us a better relationship than if she would have been older. I personally want to be done having kids before I am 28. I want 4 kids, so I gotta get busy now.
It depends on the person, and I see nothing wrong with wanting kids young.
Well first of all, this is not a personal attack. I'm just a strong-headed gal and mean no disrespect here at all. But when I hear people say things like that, it drives me up the darn'd wall
IMHO, a good mother/father is one that can provide for their children, mentally, emotionally, financially, physically. Having kids is not a RACE folks. Having children means providing stability.
I think it's selfish when individuals have children b/c of their wants and needs. Consider your unborn child first over your selfish needs of having kids like its a darn'd rat race...
"I am 20 now, and couldn't imagine waiting another 10 years to have a child."
Impatience is a virtue of immaturity and narcissism. The women I know are professionals, in their mid 20's with 8 yrs of college and post-grad behind them and stability in their future. Most have had one child in grad school and one on the way afterwards and some plan to have more. They are able to have those kids with their education behind them and stability ahead of them. LOL, what makes you think that someone in their mid 20's-early 30's can't keep up with their kids as well as someone in their early 20's-mid 20's? All one has to do is stay healthy physically and mentally.
The difference bwn them and you is life experience. Now don't get on here telling me all you need is love. When a family can't provide for their kids, it equals strain and hard times which are not fair or healthy for that child...
Be smart ladies, life and relationships are not a race, your ovaries are good until you're 45-50 with serious risk of congenital conditions at 32-35. There is time, you live once, enjoy yourself and then give unselfishly to your children/husband/family.
This comes from someone who has dealt with lots of women and teenage pregnancy. I am informed, I advise you to at least do the same, before you jump a$$ first into things...