--from Psychology Today- "40 is the New 20 for Having Babies."
It does address other people's judgementality about older moms, esp if you're a first time mom pushing your upper 30's/40's. Not that I have ever let it deter me or affect me, I could give a crap what people think, it's my life- but- why do you think people are sooooooooo judgy concerning this? It baffles me?
Not everyone's life works out the way they plan or the way society thinks it should? If I did it according to the way my gma and society said I should, I would've married young to a real douche, probably been abused and stuck(based on my past dating history- I had a lot of hard life lessons to learn). Vs now, I have a wonderful home, a solid relationship w/DH and lots of life experience to offer a little one.
One thing I do get a little torked about is when I read/hear people say- it's so selfish, you aren't going to be around to blah, blah, blah. Who's to say someone won't die at 22 in a car accident after having a baby? (God forbid) And btw- I also read an article the other day that if you are in your 40's giving birth to your first, statistically, you'll probably live to be 100. I like to look at Maggie Griffin- she had Kathy around 40 and she's now 92. Suck on that haters!