Q. What is the right age to plan for a baby?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 21, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 27, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am a 28 year old woman and I am likely to get married by next year. As I will be 29 by the time I get married, should I plan to have a baby right after marriage? Or can I take some time? My fiance is not keen to plan a baby right after marriage. He is also 28 now and we want to enjoy a bit before planning a baby. But, I am worried. Will I have a problem if I delay it by two or three years?



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  • It is definitely advisable to plan a baby before you get 30.
  • However, these days most people get married late and plan baby accordingly. So, it is not you should plan baby as soon as you get married.
  • It is always advisable to plan a baby at least after a year of marriage. So that you can understand each other well. Once you get a baby, life changes a lot.
  • So, do not worry for age. It hardly matters to have a baby at 28, 29 or even 30.

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Hi doctor,

Is it not a matter to worry even if I plan it around 31 or 32 years?



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  • It is better to plan by 30 years of age. As the age advances, chances of complications increase.

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