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T-Minus 12% Eggs

Did anyone else see this earlier this week?

Women Lose 90 Per Cent of ‘Eggs’ by 30

I know that plenty of women have healthy babies in their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. However, I can’t help but notice that within my social circle, the rate of conception and trouble-free pregnancies are highest among the 20-27 crowd.

My friends who are having trouble conceiving, or have suffered miscarriages, are all over 28.

I am not saying that everyone should get crackin’ and start trying for a baby NOW because time is a-tickin’. However, we, as humans, have only recently started to have children at later ages. Are our bodies “optimized” to have kids in our teens and early 20s? If women have the choice to have a baby earlier (and are physically, emotionally, and financially ready), should we take it?

Just something to think about this cold Friday morning.