February 5, 2018 at 12:08 am #164794
Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life.
What are the reasons? Do advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?
In recent decades, having children later in life has become a growing trend
for many reasons. Although the trend is not without disadvantages, the
upsides can justify these.
There are a number of reasons leading to that trend. First, in order to
compete in the job market, many couples choose to focus time, effort and
money on their careers. It is clear that delaying parenthood enables
couples to work longer hours and with higher commitment, which results in
better salary and wages. Second, many young people nowadays understand the
magnitude of child rearing responsibility. For example, feeding babies and
teaching them require a great deal of patience and hard work, which
discourages many would-be parents.
There are also advantages and disadvantages of that trend. As for the
upside, those who delay a family can have time to get more done, either at
work or in life, making them happier overall. In fact, studies have shown
that people who have the time to do and travel more when they are young
have a higher level of happiness than those who do not. Nevertheless,
giving birth later in life does pose certain risks that might affect a
woman’s health as well as her baby’s health. That said, although older
woman have an increased risk of having a child with birth defect, the
probability is still slim.
In conclusion, the sacrifices of starting a family at young age are too
overwhelming compared to they are otherwise. Young couples should also
consider their own situation to make the best decision.
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