When it comes to the dream of motherhood, many of us are worried about our biological cycle.
We are told that we should have kids as soon as possible otherwise time will run out.
Many times, even when a woman doesn’t feel ready to be a mom, she succumbs to the societal pressure because it is better to have it now than never.
Though we completely understand that there is an age when our body might be in a better state than any other time to handle the physical stress of motherhood, what we forget is that motherhood isn’t just about physical fitness.
It is also about mental readiness as well as the financial condition. This ensures motherhood is healthy, happy, and stress-free for women.
There are so many of us who want to have a second child, but sometimes, we are not financially or emotionally ready. But, many of us find ourselves prisoner of becoming a mother by a society defined right age. And end up putting ourselves under a lot of financial and emotional pressure.
What Is the Right Age To Be A Mother? Whenever You Are Ready!
It shouldn’t be the society that defines the right age for you to be a mother. Rather it should be you, your partner, and your doctor.
Recently, Anita Hassanandani and entrepreneur Rohit Reddy announced on social media that they are expecting their first child. Anita turned into a mother at the age of 39 – an age that many of us feel is next to impossible for bearing a child.
In her interview, she opened about getting pregnant at the age of 39. We feel these insights are a must-read for many Indian moms who want to make motherhood a healthy and happy experience for themselves.
Anita and Rohit, who got married in 2013 in Goa, started thinking of going the family way only after they participated in the reality show, ‘Nach Baliye‘ last year. She shares,
“We had never felt the pressure to start a family from either of our families. However, after ‘Nach Baliye’, we felt that we were ready to embrace parenthood. With the lockdown, the timing seemed perfect. We got to spend a lot of time with each other and decided to go for it. At the end of the day, it’s God’s plan and Rohit and I can’t be more excited about it.”
While further adding how she felt about conceiving at age of 39, she mentioned:
The age-factor did play on my mind. Many people told me that it’s going to be tough, it overwhelms you. But once I conceived naturally, I realised that age is just a number. You need to be mentally and physically fit for everything to fall in place. Jo naseeb mein likha hota hai, woh toh hota hi hai.
She also talked about how, she and Rohit decided to have a baby when the two were ready, and not when the society ‘expected’ them to have a child.
Today, Rohit and I feel well-settled — we are financially and mentally in a place where we are ready to have a child.
Motherhood is a fulfilling journey. And, more for those who are emotionally and physically ready to raise a happy and healthy kid.
With the advancement in medical science, women can afford to become mothers as per their preferences rather than society defined norms. If you are one of those, who want to be moms but are not ready to raise a kid just yet, talk to your gynecologist and find a suitable path to motherhood.
Disclaimer: This post does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read online.