well, a woman can bear children until her menstrual cycle stops, or is coming to an end. aka, if she's menopausal or very nearly menopausal, she won't be able to have children. the time in a woman's life that this happens ranges depending on the individual. some women stop being able to have children around mid 30s, some stop being able to at mid 50s! only thing is, if you're older than about 40, your child is at a higher risk of being unwell/unhealthy/being disabled...
I was 33 years old when I had my last child.So I guess as long as a woman is healthy and can still get pregnant (naturally)and isn't on SOCIAL SECURITY,she isn't too old to have a child.
when shes not got the energy to walk to the park or occationally walk to the nearest town, if she can no longer see herself rolling about the floor with a playfull 2yr old or pushing a swing for about 50 times id say not recomended that you should have one. Kids thrive on attention they need you to have boundless energy cause if you dont you will feel terrible not being able to stand the pace playing ball reading books to him or her, dont get me wrong if you,ve got ways round this go for it I remembered once there was a woman parapeadgic (born with no arms and tiny deformed feet) managed it even when she split from her husband she was even changing nappies with her feet she had determanition+loads od energy, god bless her by the way.....x
I had my last son when I was 34..he shleps me around...I always wanted one when i was 45..
Anything before 40 seems okay to me. But it really depends on the parents and if they are up to a new baby at that age in their lives. Let's face it...it's easier to do everything it takes to take care of a baby when you are 28, than when you are 40. But to each his own...whatever is right for a particular couple. I will add, however, that Mrs. Duggar is way past her prime as far as giving birth. Holy cow! Think of the scar tissue she must have from all those episiotomies.
As long as they are healthy, financially secure, and don't mind the drastically increased chances of having a baby with mental or physical difficulties (and an increased risk of death for their self), then they shouldn't be considered too old.
I would reccommend 42 as alot of complications can take place after that ! and also when your kids are growing up you wont have to much energy to do things with them !
Guys, get a grip lol! I had my last baby at 43. I didn't come rolling in from medical appts nor am I medicare. She'll graduate High School this year and with her wacky, wild," hard to keep up with" Mother, cheering her on!