When Should You Have A Baby?

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Comments • 5 162

  • Es Leuk
    Es Leuk 7 days ago

    My mom was 38 and my dad 39 and I turned out fine ;)

  • CJ Em
    CJ Em 14 days ago

    I had my first at 22. I want to have one more before I get too old. I still have some time.

  • Takeda Takahashi
    Takeda Takahashi 14 days ago

    Sorry but a non-binary person like me chooses not to have children. Yet I’m still being identified as “female”... I hate being identified as “female” and it really triggers me because I have periods and I HATE THEM. WHY WOULD A PERSON YOUNGER THAN 20 EVEN WANT KIDS? I DONT CARE FOR HAVING CHILDREN. why do I have periods anyway?

  • Laniakea -000-
    Laniakea -000- 15 days ago

    So glad I’ve decided to remain childless. :)

  • The Unknown Fish
    The Unknown Fish 15 days ago

    Look at kids these days, People need some kinda licenses to have kids, they need to go through few tests first and reveal their financial status and their expectations from their kids so their kids won’t grow up to be pricks.

  • The Unknown Fish
    The Unknown Fish 15 days ago

    You don’t have to have kids if you don’t want or not stable yet, it’s fine.

  • Zion Nuby
    Zion Nuby 16 days ago

    This is inaccurate you can have a women who has kids at the age 40 and be ok the chance doubles from .5 to 1%

  • Victor Zhou
    Victor Zhou 16 days ago

    My guess is twenty

  • JV
    JV 20 days ago

    You should have kids when you are able to afford one :)

  • Oh K
    Oh K 20 days ago

    Lmaooo why they gotta do their faces like that on the thumbnail tho 😂😂💀💀

  • Tera Shewchenko
    Tera Shewchenko 20 days ago

    For me, it's about what I can give them in life. If I don't have the resources to give them at least what my parents gave me, it doesn't seem fair. So I don't mind waiting. I am happy with adopting an older child if my fertility fails me early. I would take it as a sign that that is the path for me. But realistically I think I should be ready before 35. It really depends from person to person and how badly you need to have a biological child. (or have kids at all). Overall though, I think that we all have to accept that it may be out of our control. No one is guaranteed parenthood no matter how hard you plan and we all should know how to make peace with that.

  • simplycbh
    simplycbh 22 days ago

    you should have a baby when you are ready

  • UnlikeMajor
    UnlikeMajor 23 days ago

    I'm afraid I won't be fertile I have polycystic ovarian syndrome so it's much harder to get pregnant or even be able to at all 😢

  • Tiny Butterfly
    Tiny Butterfly 24 days ago +1

    I am 16 and don't have my period, is that weird?!

  • JoJoSoda
    JoJoSoda 25 days ago

    It's not about if you have a baby, it's When

  • Harry Baron-Richardson

    2:40 so Jason voorhess had a old papy?

  • Peter Kazavis
    Peter Kazavis 25 days ago

    Soooo... Have a child before I turn 40? Ok then.

  • Emily West
    Emily West 28 days ago

    To everyone saying "you were a kid once!" Hey, I despise the thought of me being a kid. I was AWFUL.

  • Taliyah
    Taliyah 28 days ago

    When you're ready.

  • Bree-Monique Barry
    Bree-Monique Barry Month ago

    My mum had me when she was 45 however she was very healthy and fit for her age and she looked as if she was 20!

  • Charlotte Đ
    Charlotte Đ Month ago

    My mom gave birth to me at 39 back in 1997. No complications

  • Adam Atch
    Adam Atch Month ago

    There is no correct time it is up to you personally I what kids when between 25 to 28 but it all depends to me if I have enough money to raise a kid and have a wife and me being married and enough money for a car for my wife so she can drive (I say for my wife as I can not drive as my eyesight is very poor) and then after I have my own place and have a wife a car and enough money where we will not have to stress to much about money will the kid is still a baby then I would be happy to have a kid

  • Holy Namjoon give jimin some jams

    Wow imagine finding out you were an accident 😳

  • Lundyn Dumas
    Lundyn Dumas Month ago

    i start mine at 10. my mom and my sister started theirs at 9 years old.

  • Itz Storm
    Itz Storm Month ago +1

    is 48 old to have a baby ? I don't think it is I think any age above 60 is to old to have a kid but 40s 50s I think is fine beacause I married my husband when I was 20 and he was 50 and we have two lovely boys who are 4 and 2

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings 29 days ago

      Itz Storm yes my grandma has my youngest aunt at 41 yrs old, she is now in her 20s

  • Funboy Alex
    Funboy Alex Month ago +1

    Charlie Chaplin gave birth to Hitler?!?

  • AMERICAN PATRIOT
    AMERICAN PATRIOT Month ago +3

    I’m not gonna have kids

  • TheBlack Kat
    TheBlack Kat Month ago +1

    2:43 SO IT WAS YOU DAD WHO GAVE ME ASPERGER'S!
    XD nah. Jk.

  • Samaneh B
    Samaneh B Month ago

    Never! Overpopulated planet! Hellooooo!

  • wan heda
    wan heda Month ago

    I want to have 3 or 4 kids when I grow up!

  • Mesodium
    Mesodium Month ago +1

    Late 20's to Early 30's are the best.
    Getting a partner? ez pz
    Money? Crap...
    Am I mentally prepared? KILL ME ALREADY

  • Kylie Pretty
    Kylie Pretty Month ago

    I’m surprised how many people want kids at like 28-35. That’s much too old!

  • sadshores
    sadshores Month ago +1

    Dude. Im sorry but girls Periods end at 45. Sorry

  • Nurul Jihan
    Nurul Jihan Month ago

    I have pco syndrom, this is so sad

  • lina verneuille
    lina verneuille Month ago +1

    21, single and this is freaking me out

  • Gacha Animations!
    Gacha Animations! Month ago +1

    Honey I ain’t giving birth!!!

  • jeremias5959
    jeremias5959 Month ago +2

    NEVER

  • Mariah Garza
    Mariah Garza Month ago +2

    Well I'm 21 and it seems everyone my age has a baby except me!!

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings 29 days ago

      Mariah Garza my mom has me at 24 and dad was 36

  • Stella SW Chalue
    Stella SW Chalue Month ago +2

    I didn’t get the chance to think about it before it happened

    • CJ Em
      CJ Em 14 days ago

      Me either. I wouldn't change it for the world. Children are a blessing ♥️

  • I haven't showered in about 8 weeks, but

    I think the best age to have a baby is 24 years old. You need to have responsibility and your life together.

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings Month ago

      My mom had me at 24 I’m 13

    • moi
      moi Month ago +3

      There's no guarantee you have those things at age X. We all have different kind of lifes.

  • The Chef
    The Chef Month ago +2

    I was 11 when I had my first period so I don't know what your talking about

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings Month ago

      The Chef my friend had hers at 9

  • Dristi Patel
    Dristi Patel Month ago +1

    Why is a guy saying this?
    That's just freaky

    • Mal Rose
      Mal Rose Month ago

      Because two guys run this channel.

  • gamer10
    gamer10 Month ago

    Yp

  • fatimah anwaar
    fatimah anwaar Month ago

    I Love babies so much why would i call them a burden? why would i call them parasites? that's something i should never say because i am not an evil psychopath who supports infanticide

  • Tigerlily Swanson
    Tigerlily Swanson Month ago

    I am one of 8 kids. We are all full siblings and none of us are twins. We are all single children. Oldest is 19 and youngest is 2. Mum and dad are both 43 rn

    • Tigerlily Swanson
      Tigerlily Swanson Month ago +1

      +Jenna Avery yeah I know

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      +Tigerlily Swanson Jesus

    • Tigerlily Swanson
      Tigerlily Swanson Month ago

      +Jenna Avery yep 28 and that only one side of my family

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      +Tigerlily Swanson 28!?

    • Tigerlily Swanson
      Tigerlily Swanson Month ago

      +Jenna Avery I adore my cousins. On my mums side I am one of 28 grand children (including my siblings) and I believe the numbers are similar on my dad's side.

  • david le
    david le Month ago +1

    my mom had me at 27 or 28 . so what your saying is have kids in yours 20s??

  • PixelaGames2000
    PixelaGames2000 Month ago +1

    I personally don’t care about having kids also I had my first period wean I was 14

    • Ana Blažević
      Ana Blažević Month ago +1

      +Jenna Avery ohh 😂

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      +Ana Blažević damn! I thought I was late

    • Ana Blažević
      Ana Blažević Month ago

      +Jenna Avery My friend got, when she was 16 😂😂

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings Month ago

      I’m 13 I got mine at 12 my mom got hers at 14 or 15

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      So kind of late

  • Tina Flintstone
    Tina Flintstone Month ago +1

    2:51 ~ Does anyone know why the sperm count is dropping?

    • Anony Anon
      Anony Anon Month ago +1

      GMOs, Fluoride, White Genocide, Depopulation for the New World Order.

  • Jen _29
    Jen _29 Month ago

    So basically between 25-30yrs?

  • shiean bradbury
    shiean bradbury 2 months ago

    I just started my period I'm 13 and 3/4

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings Month ago

      I’m 13 I got mine at 12 on January 2018

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      I had my first when I was 11

  • anshuld90
    anshuld90 2 months ago +2

    Never

  • Hinata Uzumaki
    Hinata Uzumaki 2 months ago

    2:58 isn’t that baby gonna die

  • oogie boogie
    oogie boogie 2 months ago

    My friend's parents had her when they were like 50 years old
    They had twins lmao

  • cc
    cc 2 months ago

    Lololol I got my period when I was 10

  • Nisarga Yoga
    Nisarga Yoga 2 months ago

    You guys are amazing.. plz could you make a video about you guys,... like your study background and your personal life

  • Alexa Jazmine
    Alexa Jazmine 2 months ago

    I want a kid in my mid or late 20s

  • Anya Wilson
    Anya Wilson 2 months ago +1

    Meh. I’m about to have my first baby and I’m 17 this baby was unplanned but I don’t regret it because my child is innocent. It doesn’t matter when you have a baby,just depends on whether you’re a good parent or not ❤️

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      +Anya Wilson k

    • Anya Wilson
      Anya Wilson Month ago

      But is my pregnancy affecting you? No. So please keep your negativity to yourself. You not anymore else will make me feel bad about having a baby early. Do you know me ? No. Do you know I’m a senior in high wand will graduate a scholar? Did you know that my baby’s father is very involved in his life? Did you know I have almost died because of how my pregnancy had changed my body? No you did not. Do not generalize me with statistics or stereotypes. Keep your opinion to yourself please. Have a nice day

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      That's way too young

  • Oliwia Grudniok
    Oliwia Grudniok 2 months ago

    I think age is not a problem I think problem is the people who shouldn't have kids EVER!!! and they want to have

  • Lapidot Love
    Lapidot Love 2 months ago

    My mom had my oldest brother at 14 and my dad he was 14 too

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings 29 days ago

      Lapidot Love my aunt was 17 when she had my cousin

  • Abigail Jackson
    Abigail Jackson 2 months ago

    Damn I'm a rlly early bloomer got my first period at 9

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings Month ago

      Abigail Jackson my bff got hers at 9

  • miranda whitehead
    miranda whitehead 2 months ago

    Never because I hate screaming baby’s on planes

  • Robin Petersin
    Robin Petersin 2 months ago

    Lol my mom had me at forty

    • Onion rings
      Onion rings Month ago

      Robin Petersin my grandma had my aunt at 40

  • finchborat
    finchborat 2 months ago

    Don't wait until 40 to have kids.
    If you wait until then to start having kids, there's the possibility they'll have to start being your caregivers once they graduate from college. I'm 26 and currently taking care of an elderly parent. I don't recommend waiting until 40 to have kids. I understand circumstances are a factor for some and that some age slower than others, but still.
    Would you rather have your kids help take care of you BEFORE or AFTER they get their careers going and move out of the nest?

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery 2 months ago

      So yeah sounds good

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery 2 months ago

      40 seems a little too late and that's 22 years for me

  • Angello! R.
    Angello! R. 2 months ago

    NEVER!!!!!!! I’m a free person of less responsibility!

  • Rhinopocalypes
    Rhinopocalypes 2 months ago

    So being old causes Autism, not vaccines lol

  • Geoffrey Aldrich
    Geoffrey Aldrich 2 months ago

    IF U UGLY DONT HAVE KIDS. THEY DONT DESERVE THAT.

  • debatingaftershock
    debatingaftershock 2 months ago

    So interesting
    :)
    We should keep learning... mo matter how “advanced” we think we are

  • Red Saiyan
    Red Saiyan 2 months ago +1

    I want a boy so i'll just adopt.

  • Freddie The Dog
    Freddie The Dog 2 months ago

    So wait I had a 1/100 chance of Down syndrome that’s just scary to think about cuz my mum said that is she found out that her baby would have Down syndrome she would abort it

  • Jiyoung Park
    Jiyoung Park 2 months ago

    It's simple. When you are ready to take care of another human being. So many parents are so immature, I don't know how they can be responsible for another human being.

  • PianoWhistle526 Videos
    PianoWhistle526 Videos 2 months ago

    My mom got me when she was 27 years old, she got my sister when she was 38 years old, and my mom is currently pregnant and currently 39



    :/

  • Nicole Hope
    Nicole Hope 2 months ago +1

    Older people don't want kids but these high schoolers gona step

  • TomatoToes 12
    TomatoToes 12 2 months ago

    I hope i gave kids when im 18-21-25

  • Igor MGTOW And Video Games

    im going to have kids because i want to see wheter i can geneticcly modify people

  • DamienExists
    DamienExists 2 months ago

    i do want bio kids but idk how im going to do it since im trans and i dont want people assuming im a girl when im pregnant, and ivf is like rlly expensive. well i have a long time to figure it out as im not even old enough to drive so yea

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      +moi no I don't have any mental ailments as of now

    • moi
      moi Month ago

      +Jenna Avery that you seem to have some issue with your brain since you keep commenting things that should be obvious to everyone.

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      +moi what is that supposed to prove exactly?

    • moi
      moi Month ago

      +Jenna Avery and I already said "water is wet".

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery Month ago

      +moi I mean it dies in hours

  • Determined Games
    Determined Games 3 months ago

    I'm not so sure if I ever want to have kids, they definitly have their upsides and downsides. Maybe I'll just take a pet.

  • George Lewis
    George Lewis 3 months ago

    People saying their a hero is really stupid because most nearly all in fact will be westerners were our prediction is a decrease in population most problems of overpopulation come from Africa or Asia where combined 8 billion could live in about 50 years

  • Tony Boy
    Tony Boy 3 months ago

    Just adopt. There you go.

    • Jenna Avery
      Jenna Avery 2 months ago

      Tony Boy no because then you have to tell him or her

  • Alex
    Alex 3 months ago

    Don't encourage unfertility amongst whites if you ever want to see any white folks in the futur. Demographic stats show that it is becoming a real concern.

  • XXXJustin. Y
    XXXJustin. Y 3 months ago

    The only kids I have is my tamagotchi's.

  • Bificalera2
    Bificalera2 3 months ago

    What I learn today ?
    Rich = Smart

  • Clueless Careful
    Clueless Careful 3 months ago

    But some women are giving birth like sea turtles laying eggs, and some 14 year olds are getting pregnant like crazy. Gosh why don’t you just adopt or just have 1-2 children instead of raising a family the size of a football team

  • Master STA
    Master STA 3 months ago

    Change the title please😑. Any mature person should know this without watching a frigin video.

  • saemikneu
    saemikneu 3 months ago

    Is it just me or did the music raise in volume after 2:50?

  • CodeChimp
    CodeChimp 3 months ago

    That 2004 journal article using ancient French stats has caused so much harm #responsibleResearch

  • Analove13 Vallejo
    Analove13 Vallejo 3 months ago

    I got my period when I was 9 ;-; is that okey???

  • Analove13 Vallejo
    Analove13 Vallejo 3 months ago

    I got my period when I was 9 ;-; is that okey???

    • Takeda Takahashi
      Takeda Takahashi 14 days ago

      Analove13 Vallejo yes. I got my first period at 10

  • Espen
    Espen 3 months ago

    never

  • Confettifun
    Confettifun 3 months ago

    I want at least one biological kid but ill foster to adopt the other 2 👌🏾

  • Elesibe Lis
    Elesibe Lis 3 months ago

    I was an accident :)

  • Gobillion 160
    Gobillion 160 3 months ago +1

    Where’s Justin Y

  • Yellow Fella
    Yellow Fella 3 months ago

    everyone should have KID so we can make more if we don't no one live

  • Red Sky
    Red Sky 3 months ago

    Nowadays it seems everyone is having a baby with everyone they date and that results in multiple men and woman forever in you’re life because you have a baby with her hem. It’s such a turn off, no offense. I’m 27 and don’t have any kids and I am proud of that, so that if people are interested in me, I don’t come with unwanted baggage. I hope I’m not the only one who feels this way.

  • Rush Game
    Rush Game 3 months ago +2

    Never.

  • Kelli Kocha
    Kelli Kocha 3 months ago

    I’m 22 and want a baby really bad right now. Is it because my body is physically ready at my age?

  • Ivan Aguilar
    Ivan Aguilar 3 months ago

    I don't care, I'm going to be a dad in 2019 🤷‍♂️.

  • Livisthius
    Livisthius 3 months ago

    I want a baby one day.

  • Brian Caceres
    Brian Caceres 3 months ago

    we all got plans until we forget to pull out.....

  • Travis Young
    Travis Young 3 months ago

    Never. The little Damiens cost too much, and your babysitters keep dying.

  • missxpanda
    missxpanda 3 months ago +11

    People commenting "never," why bother watching this? Lol you think you're cool because you don't want kids? Good for you but nobody cares.

    • Gena Holden
      Gena Holden Month ago

      missxpanda angry incubator spotted

    • Ana Blažević
      Ana Blažević 2 months ago +1

      Lol, just saying. No we don't think that we are cool. We just don't need kids in our life. We want enjoy life, live with our pets, live in our own house in peace 🙏