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Being a mom in your 20s, 30s and 40s


I am close to my birthday and, talking to my family that I am already growing up (specifically to have more children), one of my sisters-in-law (older than me) said no.

He revealed to me that she was already fifty years old. "Jo! How powerful are you fifty-fifty" I commented jokingly between laughs. It is true that years ago a woman of forty or even thirty was "more consumed", "more abandoned". Women of these ages today are really beautiful, active and in their prime.

Decades ago it would be unthinkable or undesirable for someone in their forties to consider having a child, the physical health and generational difference with your child would be great, and, nevertheless, now it is common to see mothers well into years with still young children. But what must not be denied is that it is not the same to expect a child at twenty than at thirty or forty. If emotionally and psychologically, a more mature woman can be better prepared to be a mother, from the physical point of view, she will always play at a disadvantage with a twenty-year-old.

I have had my first pregnancy still in my twenties and my last child, well into my thirties and, comparatively, I can tell you that The latter was much more exhausting and took me a lot more wear and tear and a lot more checkups than when I was younger. On the other hand, as a general rule, older parents often have a much less active attitude than younger ones.

Older parents adapt more to their habits and customs and will naturally be less willing to give up their comforts to play soccer with their children, jump rope, or exert strenuous physical effort. Children are exhausting! And having energy is more than essential. Many older parents benefit from having a child because forces them to a more active life, but others, however, tend to make their child, by imitation, lead a life perhaps too sedentary, quiet or boring for his age.

Having a child requires a "healthy mind in a healthy body"Therefore, it can be unfair to wait too long to make the step to fatherhood and that our child is deprived of the full powers of his parents. If we want to postpone our motherhood, we must take care of ourselves physically to feel full of energy and vitality, and to be able to meet the physical demands of our offspring.

Patro Gabaldon

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