Deciding whether and when to have a kid can be the most agonizing leap of faith we ever make (if we’re lucky).
Wouldn’t it be helpful if some objective, external entity just came along and said, “Here. This is the exact age you should have a baby”—your imminent promotion, student debt albatross and iffy relationship situation be damned.
Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, there actually IS a perfect age to get procreating. And that age is…drumroll, please…32.
Writer Clare Ansbury cites 2016 fertility data from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which states, “The fecundity of women decreases gradually but significantly beginning approximately at age 32 years and decreases more rapidly after age 37 years.”