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According to NPR, the average age of mothers has been steadily rising the past four decades. In 1970, the average age was 21, whereas today it's a little over 25. And more than a third of first-time moms in the U.S. are over 30 when they have their first child, the National Center for Health Statistics reports.

Being on the cusp of marriage myself, at the age of 28, it's an interesting debate to me whether or not couples should wait to have children or have them when they're still young. While waiting has advantages, such as being more financially sound, being younger also has benefits, including health-wise. The peek age for fertility is around 22.

And so, I want to do a pro/con story on this topic and want to get your opinions. What do you think? Is it better to have kids in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or even 50s?

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