Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
I do think that there is a point when you are too old to have kids even if physically nature is still allowing you to.
I know it's vogue for people to have kids now later in life but I thnk it's unfair to the kids because older parents tend to not be as physically active with the kids as younger ones are. Not to mention the fact that the parents will probably die while the kids are still relatively youngish.
I am not sure what age you are speaking about about I tend to disagree about the vogue statement. It has a lot less to do with being "in style" and more to do with being smart. LOL! More educated countries as a whole tend to have children later in life (and less children). People put their relationships, educational, and career goals first before having children. Many times this is economically better for the children and the family as a whole. They are not rushing into things and are finding ways to be able to afford a good place to live and at least one have a good stable career and insurance, etc.
I feel for many it is an educated decision they have thought about a lot, they are not just trying to be vogue. They are honestly wanting to do right for their children and for their lives.
People are living a lot later, retiring later, and living full long lives into their so called Golden Years. I personally know a lot of healthy happy self sufficient active older individuals with rich lives. For many reasons this is becoming more normal in the US.