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What is a good age for a woman to have her first child?

What is a good age for a woman to have her first child?

Depends: There is no correct answer. It depends on her health, personal goals, aspirations, culture, and financial situation. This is a personal decision made taking into account the needs and desires of the woman and her partner ...Read more

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What is a great age for a woman to have her first child?

What is a great age for a woman to have her first child?

Not such a thing.: Pregnancy and maternity is hard to time with the rest of your life, career and relationships. Having the support of the prospective father and/or your support system is important. You want to be healthy and realistic about the changes that will come with this biological privilege at any age. ...Read more

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What is a normal age for a child to begin her period?

What is a normal age for a child to  begin her period?

Range: The average age of a girl when she gets her first period is around 12 years-old. However, the range can be between 10-15. ...Read more

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What age is too old for a woman to have a baby?

What age is too old for a woman to have a baby?

Depends: It is unusual for women past their mid 40s to conceive though it does happen. While medically it is possible with donor eggs for women to conceive well past menopause, there are medical concerns about the health of the mother, and ethical concerns about bringing a child into the world in which the mother is unlikely to live long enough too see them through to adulthood. ...Read more

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What is the oldest age for a man to make a baby?

What is the oldest age for a man to make a baby?

Sliding scale: This is a percentage issue. Most men are generally potent to the mid 50's and then the counts and health of the sperm start to diminish. It becomes a statistical issue over time. There are reports of men over 75 being a father but the are possible other reasons for the pregnancy and the data is suspect. ...Read more

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What is a late age to have a baby?

What is a late age to have a baby?

35 yrs old: Technically after age 35 is considered 'advacned maternal age.' many women go on to have healthy pregnancies after that point, but there is a higher risk of complications including down syndrome, pre-eclampsia, and diabetes. It is important that you talk with your doctor about your health and considering pregnancy. ...Read more

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What age is recommended to take baby to see a dentist for first time? My son is a year old.

What age is recommended to take baby to see a dentist for first time? My son is a year old.

1st dental eval: The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests the first pediatric dental visit be at 1 year of age or 6 months after the first tooth eruption. In reality, most pediatric dentists start scheduling at around 2 years old unless there are issues such as cavity, pain, bleeding or broken teeth. ...Read more

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What is the best age for a serious girl to start babysitting?

What is the best age for a serious girl to start babysitting?

12-13 years: Depends on the ages of the children you might sit for and the number. I think 13 is an appropriate age to start, but again there are many factors. If you start out with a child 2-7 that would be best. Your parents assessment is important as is the people you will be sitting for. ...Read more

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What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?

What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?

AAO guidelines: Say see your orthodontist by age 7. That's not to say we put braces on all or even most 7 year olds, but its good to start discussing with an orthodontist and planning for the futurew. When to start? Again, work with your orthodontist (and your kiddo-- they need to also be emotionally ready) to determine what is "best". ...Read more

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What is earliest age is a girl/woman able to have children and if she is able to?

What is earliest age is a girl/woman able to have children and if she is able to?

Childbirth: Once a menstrual period commences a girl is anle to have children. That means that by age 11 girls can become fertile. I believe the earliest recorded birth was is a nine year old ...Read more

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What is a priorty for a patient who is diabetic and pregnant--mom or baby?

What is a priorty for a patient who is diabetic and pregnant--mom or baby?

Both: The mom and baby are both important. That's why high risk obstetricians are called maternal-fetal medicine specialists. ...Read more

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What is the absolute latest age a woman should try for a baby?

What is the absolute latest age a woman should try for a baby?

No exact age: As a woman ages, there are increased risk associated with pregnancy both for the mother and the baby. The mother's starting health also plays a role in this. I would recommend a conversation with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teenage girl to say she wants to have a baby?

Is it normal for a teenage girl to say she wants to have a baby?

Not rare: Teens may envy parents who have it all together at a point you are not sure you ever will.That envy may focus on kids, which is part of what they do well.They may decide its too hard to be an actress but with a baby you could show how great a mother you could be. Great idea, but timing is poor.These kids need counseling and help in career planning. ...Read more

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How old is the oldest woman to have a baby?

How old is the oldest woman to have a baby?

Age at pregnancy: If i'm not mistaken, one italian woman was 65 yearsold when she bore a baby for her childless daughter. That was not a natural pregnancy. She was helped by modern medical technology as in in-vitro fertilization to effect that miracle. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective age for a woman to have a baby?

Varies: The best response would be when she's emotionally ready.There is increasing risk for complications & birth defects both for women in their early teens & after 40. Women in their early 20's may have less risk for many issues but be better prepared when she is older. There is no one answer that fits all situations. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the average age for a child to get his first loose tooth?

Please help! what is the average age for a child to get his first loose tooth?

Eruption Charts: Around the age of 6 or 7. See the following website for the eruption charts for primary (baby) and secondary (permanent) teeth. Be aware that the "average" times can vary widely. I hope all the children and adults are getting their regular dental checkups. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/e/eruption-charts. ...Read more

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This question is from my sister, she 41 y/o wanted to have a baby for the first time., her question is there a test to check her firtility?

This question is from my sister, she 41 y/o wanted to have a baby for the first time., her question is there a test to check her firtility?

Older, lower chance: The highest chance of getting pregnant is probably during late teen yrs and early 20s, then it decreases and risk of birth defect/complications such as down's syndrome increases. She is 41 thus belongs to the "high-risk" group and so should consult OB doc. If she has been trying for 1yr and no luck, a fertility work-up is needed. Eat well, exercise, take prenatal vitamins. Send her good wishes! ...Read more

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At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

Varies: Women's fertility starts to diminish in the late 30's and menopause starts depending upon the person in the 40's . Having a baby later in life increases the risk of having varies fetal defects - but tests are available for this. ...Read more