When Should You Have A Baby?

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Comments • 5 438

  • yay ji
    yay ji Day ago

    I'm 17 and I want a baby so badly, I feel like that would give my life more purpose, even though it's probably a bad idea lol

  • Hi Hi
    Hi Hi 5 days ago

    I’d rather adopt a kid. I really want to give a home to a kid who dosnt have one, and I don’t see a point in passing on my genes

  • Adam Jad
    Adam Jad 6 days ago

    95% of the the comments who said never. Will have kids, I hope they come back, and report in the future.

  • Anime Weeb
    Anime Weeb 6 days ago

    I love how the sperm were thinking 'Oh Shit'

  • Stevon Freidman
    Stevon Freidman 10 days ago

    Why am I depressed? I’d like one child, but I don’t want to have a child for a while

  • Maddie P
    Maddie P 11 days ago

    I want kids early to mid 30`s and a 2nd kid mid to late 30`s. Sooo, I have a lot of time.

  • Diana Bauer
    Diana Bauer 11 days ago

    wait, when having your first period, there is actually no egg released? but how do you get your menstruation????

  • arianna schroeder
    arianna schroeder 14 days ago

    Just don't.

  • Sarah Sterly
    Sarah Sterly 14 days ago

    My stepmom was like 33 and had a baby

  • Nikorin
    Nikorin 14 days ago

    Risk of having a child with autism? You mean chance. There is both pros and cons with having autism, and the same with being neurotypical, aka "normal." I have autism 1 and I believe I would have been more ignorant if I didn't have it. I love the pros of it so much! I even think our best criminologist has autism. His quirks and way of thinking tells me that.
    Neurodiversity is is good and the reason why we are as advanced as we are at the moment. Don't believe me? Look at Einstein as an example. Nothing else have to be said there. Have a good day everyone~!

  • Raven Phoenix
    Raven Phoenix 14 days ago

    I'm 42 years old. I had 2 kids, one at 24 and one at 32. My husband and I tried for 5 1/2 years to conceive another child, with no success. Even considered IVF but it's too expensive. We decided to stop trying and accept that it just wouldn't happen. 6 months after we "actively stopped trying", I got pregnant. I didn't know until I was 19 weeks along because medication I was taking covered up all my pregnancy symptoms. I'm proud to report my son is 7 months old and very healthy 😊

  • Brady Domann
    Brady Domann 15 days ago

    Look everyone in the comments saying “have a baby when you’re ready” are not realizing that this is a science based channel; the purpose of the video is literally to tell us when it is generally the best time BIOLOGICALLY to procreate... idiots.

  • Queen Quin
    Queen Quin 15 days ago

    Just waiting.

  • marcela luna
    marcela luna 15 days ago

    Wow! Very helpful, thank you.

  • Elise Bain
    Elise Bain 16 days ago

    Tyvm for this video! I'm 18 years old and I was gonna move in and marry my boyfriend of 4 years when I turned 21! we both want a child but we werent sure when would be a good time ♥️

  • Ishani K Dey
    Ishani K Dey 16 days ago

    You don't want kids, don't have them. It's better to be childless that have kids you don't crave for. But parents who are raising kids (the right way), you are doing a great job. Plus it's a thankless one. It's a lot of sacrifice being a parent. So kudus to all the Mammas and Papas who put their kids above themselves. ❤️

  • TNT
    TNT 17 days ago

    Never

  • Angie Ruiz
    Angie Ruiz 17 days ago

    Is 12? I'm pregnant and my parents are gonna kill me

  • Juliana Avila
    Juliana Avila 17 days ago

    Answer: Never

  • Cod4 Wii
    Cod4 Wii 17 days ago +1

    50% are accidental

  • FB I
    FB I 18 days ago +1

    (Me at 6th grade)
    Teach: And that’s how water was made. Any question?
    Me: Can I be father now?
    Teach: Nope
    (Me whispering to her)
    Me: Didn’t I tell u not to worry bout that.

  • A Commenter
    A Commenter 18 days ago

    THE OBJECTIVE IS TO REPRODUCE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN SPENCER!

  • Rocío Alvarado
    Rocío Alvarado 18 days ago

    There's also the option to not have children.

  • Riqochet Rose Tarot
    Riqochet Rose Tarot 18 days ago

    I'm an older Mother and I'm happy I waited ❤️

  • Aly Burr
    Aly Burr 18 days ago +1

    If my ovaries don't start releasing eggs until a couple years after my first period, why do I need it now??? Wtf body I'd rather not, thank you very much

  • Celia’s Crochet
    Celia’s Crochet 19 days ago +1

    I feel like I dodged a bullet. Dad was 51, mom was 41, and I am normal, even advanced in most things.

  • Shacklezz
    Shacklezz 24 days ago

    Adoption is the way to go, overpopulation's gonna kill us all soon anyway :/

  • I Am Your Sandwich
    I Am Your Sandwich 24 days ago

    Women are having kids in their Early/Mid 30s and looked down upon if they conceive it at a younger age. It helps prevent overpopulation 🤷‍♀️

  • Caitlin Grall
    Caitlin Grall 24 days ago

    My mum is 30 years older than me and my dad is 50 years older than me.. that could be why I’m so weird obviously something is wrong with me but I don’t know what so yeah :/

  • jayne
    jayne 25 days ago

    just gonna say this but i started my period at age 9 (almost 10)

  • Alina dahmer
    Alina dahmer 25 days ago

    Consider adopting! We're grossly overpopulated

  • morgan blacc
    morgan blacc Month ago

    I’m just going to wait until i’m financially stable and have a present partner ✌🏻

  • Hallie
    Hallie Month ago

    You didn’t answer my question......lol

  • itstobieee
    itstobieee Month ago

    You're lying if you don't think that intro song has been played in Jane the Virgin... which makes sense when this literally is about babies

  • Christina Mitrovich

    My partner is 32 years of age and I am 29 years of age going onto 30. We are trying at the moment. We had our first pregnancy end in miscarriage and we are hoping our next pregnancy succeeds. We plan to keep trying until we have our child. Some couples have to attempt a number of times before succeeding. Some couples can take a while, even years to have children. It is just the way it goes.

  • Denise
    Denise Month ago

    3:07 that's the most american fact ever

  • MariaV0071
    MariaV0071 Month ago

    Ok, this video scared me. I really want children since I am young. But I never found somebody to have children with. I am over 30 and time is working against me. If I pass 33 (which is in 10 months) I do not want to reproduce anymore. I decided this when I was 25, nothing happened for 8 years, I can just better give up. It makes me sad.

  • Aoi Ryugoku
    Aoi Ryugoku Month ago

    Um never

  • Kimmy Seon
    Kimmy Seon Month ago

    3:32 that guy's having vietnam flashbacks

  • Kiara Lebron
    Kiara Lebron Month ago

    Me *sees the title of video
    NEVER.

  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas Month ago

    My parents had my little sister at 44 & 46. She's almost 5 now and we don't notice anything wrong with her. Guess we are lucky (not that having a baby with autism or something is a bad thing)

  • Anissa Clarke
    Anissa Clarke Month ago

    Never. Kids are rude.

  • Tao Lin
    Tao Lin Month ago

    Go Gates!

  • kenya strachan
    kenya strachan Month ago

    Never thank u next

  • BigRiv
    BigRiv Month ago

    never, i just saw 6 babies yesterday theres too many please stop. Babies spread disease and they live longer than adult humans, they weren't meant to be in captivity, please stop breeding new babies they are invasive and have no natural predators

    • zoogyd
      zoogyd Month ago

      LOL this is funny

  • salinastraightedge
    salinastraightedge Month ago

    When should you have a baby?
    How about never? 💁‍♀️
    So glad they included that last line at 4:06 about "having kids at all". 😌

  • Tristan Thomas
    Tristan Thomas Month ago

    I'm a guy and if I'd ever became a Dad, I would only have them between the age of 26 to 33. I'd rather remain childless for the rest of my life than have them to young or to old.

  • Lynn Eaton
    Lynn Eaton Month ago

    My parents were 36 and 37 when I was born

  • Coury Koutz
    Coury Koutz Month ago

    Answer to the title: At least 10 months after you get married. Ten months is long enough, according to some people that hate president Trump.

  • Layla OneShot
    Layla OneShot Month ago

    My mom had me at 44 and I’m good lol

  • Grace Harrington
    Grace Harrington Month ago

    what is that soothing guitar track you play in certain videos that are more emotionally charged like this one?

  • ChaseCain356
    ChaseCain356 Month ago

    When should I have children? Never!

  • Capitalist Anonymous Memer boi

    Well my parents were at their early to mid 20s when they made me tho.
    My dad was 29, and my mom was 23,
    This was in 2003.

  • Misty Skinner
    Misty Skinner Month ago

    CD

  • Sapphire Wolf 34
    Sapphire Wolf 34 Month ago +1

    I was a mistake lol

  • Psycho_ Booknerd
    Psycho_ Booknerd Month ago

    Well shit my dad was uber old....

  • TheSnowFoxParty
    TheSnowFoxParty Month ago

    I'm 27....I'm running out of time to start a family. I'm so behind because I'm so picky with people plus my busy career. *sigh

  • SpookyRoseV
    SpookyRoseV Month ago

    Actually I think I know why I have autism since my dad was like 44 when I was born. He’s 64 now

  • NobodyElse101
    NobodyElse101 Month ago

    I got my period at 11 😭😭😭

  • ihopethiscommentisntabusive

    The answer is never

  • KittyChanGamez
    KittyChanGamez 2 months ago +1

    My parents had everything against them, my mom was 41 and my dad was 60 (59 when my mom got pregnant) and I sill ended up normal (so far)

  • KerstenRO
    KerstenRO 2 months ago

    *guy fucks woman*
    Guy: Oh yeah baby, I'm in@
    *woman gets pregnant*
    Guy: Oh shit baby, I'm out!

  • Ema Depari
    Ema Depari 2 months ago

    I wanna pregnant and having baby... please god give it to me😓

  • daniel
    daniel 2 months ago

    i really want kids when i'm older

  • basic laura
    basic laura 2 months ago

    I’m adopting ehehehe

  • Elizabeth Bass
    Elizabeth Bass 2 months ago +1

    My 8 can I have a baby when I am a kid

  • Dearbhla Ryan
    Dearbhla Ryan 2 months ago +1

    I'm almost positive that eggs are released from a girl's first period (well in the weeks leading up to it) and not just a few years later! I've never heard that before!

    • zoogyd
      zoogyd Month ago

      Yes I've definitely heard stories of girls getting pregnant right before starting their periods (at the very first ovulation)

  • my mom broke my fidget spinner now im sad

    I already asked myself this when I was like 12 years old. And I came to the decision that I will not have children until I don't have a stable career and income. And I'm desperate so I'm not going to change my mind just because I'm in "love" with someone.

  • ALESA MARIE
    ALESA MARIE 2 months ago

    My mom had me at 39 I’m perfectly fine

  • The Ball
    The Ball 2 months ago

    "only" a 1% chance. LOL, wtf is this?

  • Ryan Duff
    Ryan Duff 2 months ago

    If ypu are from india or china no you shpuld not

  • Lola_Styles_NYC
    Lola_Styles_NYC 2 months ago +2

    Well this was depressing. Thanks.

    • Lola_Styles_NYC
      Lola_Styles_NYC 2 months ago +2

      Lol well that turned my morning around! Thank you! I will consider the offer😋

    • bigoneish
      bigoneish 2 months ago +2

      If you need to get knocked up let me know. I can give you all the love juice you want.

  • sherardrex
    sherardrex 2 months ago

    NEVER!

  • its_a_trab
    its_a_trab 2 months ago

    I read “when should you shave a baby”

  • Sona Falk
    Sona Falk 2 months ago

    It seems like so many people have fertility issues though.....😐
    That modern study seems fishy.

  • Ella Roberts
    Ella Roberts 2 months ago +1

    Did any one else think the last baby has a poo emoji head 😂

  • Sicilian Knight
    Sicilian Knight 2 months ago

    Love videos like this, the title is a question then they end the video, it’s up to you or we don’t know!

  • Deidra Key
    Deidra Key 2 months ago +2

    Ummm never

  • سعدان سيمو
    سعدان سيمو 2 months ago

    الوصفة الطبيعية و الأكيدة في علاج المشاكل ضعف الانتصاب و القذف السريع و صغر الحجم قضيب للتوصل ب المنتج يرجى التواصل مع الدكتور مصطفى المالكي على الواتساب 00212689611487
    خلطة رجال الصحراء هو منتج طبيعي وكل أعشابه طبيعيه ١٠٠٪ وليس له أي أثار جانيه امن تماما.
    رجال الصحراء هو المنتج الرائد في دول العالم عامة وفي الشرق الأوسط خاصة وذالك لنجاحه مع كل زبناء اللذين استخدموه
    خلطت رجال الصحراء منتج مرخص من هيئة الغذاء والدواء
    نتائج كريم رجال الصحراء
    1-يعمل على تكبير القضيب
    2-مفيد لي تأخير القذف
    3-يساعد على لانتصاب
    لا تترددوا وغيروا حياتكم للأفضل...
    نحن نرسل الخلطة لجميع دول الخليج و دول العالم

  • Baggy balls
    Baggy balls 2 months ago

    69

  • Baggy balls
    Baggy balls 2 months ago

    I am snubbed by girls everywhere i go . why am i even watching this ?

  • Natalie Euley
    Natalie Euley 2 months ago

    Tfw you want kids like crazy but you gotta find the right dude first

  • Mars Aerglo
    Mars Aerglo 2 months ago

    i’ll wait till russia or south korea attacks us before getting pregnant. we’re too crowded as it is

    • bigoneish
      bigoneish 2 months ago

      Well if you live in cali hell ya were to populated. Damn mexicans

  • GLAMCOUPXO
    GLAMCOUPXO 2 months ago

    I’m black and I don’t want to bring kids here just so that they can suffer through police brutality and oppression.

    • LongLostYellowRanger
      LongLostYellowRanger Month ago

      You act like all black folks are being attacked by cops. Where in the hell do you stay? And oppression? Neither one of us are in slavery smh.

  • Brandon Reckin
    Brandon Reckin 2 months ago

    I think if you have a stable relationship and a stable career, then you should have a baby at any age that you want. Everyone is going to be ready at different stages in their life.

  • Aisha Abdi
    Aisha Abdi 2 months ago

    Why is this on my recommended list ? I'm pretty sure I haven't been searching for this topic. Oh GOD It Is TRUE!!! The Internet CAN read our mind 🙊

  • Thomas Suel Pepper
    Thomas Suel Pepper 2 months ago

    I had a baby age 12

  • MelodiaMelanie
    MelodiaMelanie 2 months ago

    Damn, there are so little people in this comment section that wants kids.

  • edwardmp87
    edwardmp87 2 months ago

    Adam ruins everything copies this, or..?

  • Sophia D
    Sophia D 2 months ago

    Fact: higher SAT scores for children with parents who have money is due to the fact that those parents tend to spend money on courses and study material... therefore their children are prepared to pass the exam.

  • Savannah Palomares
    Savannah Palomares 2 months ago

    Ive always wanted to know the chances of having a down syndrome child! Finally know now, thanks!

  • Emm G
    Emm G 2 months ago

    Damn, boiis, if you don't want a children just say it "I don't want a darn child, too much responsability" that thing about the over population is nothing more than an E X C U S E.
    I do want children btw, I think babies are cute.

  • ADHD
    ADHD 2 months ago

    27

  • N. Violet
    N. Violet 2 months ago

    This make me feel sleepy

  • Shohan Tutorial
    Shohan Tutorial 2 months ago +1

    If hopefully my life goes the way I hope it will by the grace of Allah I will probably have 1 biological kid at 30,1 adopted kid at around 35-40 and 1 foster child.

  • HaphazardScribbles of Nishtha

    The world does not need humans anymore. If the human race becomes extinct no one's gonna care

  • Es Leuk
    Es Leuk 3 months ago

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

  • CJ Em
    CJ Em 3 months 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 3 months 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- 3 months ago

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