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    How old were you....

    Hey everyone,

    I've been in HK for 3 years now with my husband who has unfortunately just been made redundant. So, I will probably be going back to work teaching full time here instead of us going back to Australia....

    Anyway, basically this means that I am now starting to get stressed as to 'when are we ever going to start a family?'. I am 33 and beginning to wonder if it will ever happen. I don't want to get much older before we do. How old were you when you had your first? Am I stressing too much?

    Thanks!

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    mumto2 is offline Registered User
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    What does your husband think? I was 33 and had my first but really these days I know first time mums at 40 - it all depends on what you want I guess...

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    I was 38... so you see, no rush ! :D

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    i was 33 with #1 & 35 for #2

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    I was 34 with my first....most of my friends were around this age too.

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    I was 30 with my first and will be 32 when I will be having my second.

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    I was one of the youngest mums at my mothers group in Oz - 31. Most of the were between 35-early 40s.

    Though, ... u can still have a baby and be on a teaching salary with one parent staying at home :-) As long as you've worked for 40 weeks on your teaching job... you'll receive your maternity rights. And you've found a supportive work environment.

    We were raising a child on one teaching income for awhile. It was tight but we made it!

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    it seems to me that many expats wait until "later" in life to have kids... maybe it's the whole idea of "living life fully first" then moving on to having a family.

    many of my friends "at home" had kids MUCH earlier than i did.

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