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40, Unmarried /Married & Offspring

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40 And Above

The internet is experiencing a significant debate on singles / unmarried who are approaching or above 40 years old to make their own plans to have a child in other to secure their old age. It is not uncommon for women to have children later in life, especially if they are single. In fact, many women choose to have children after 40 while they are still single. This is because they want to be sure that they are able to provide for their child and themselves financially. Additionally, they may want to wait until they are more emotionally and mentally stable before having a child. There’s also a planned delay in raising a family in a married couple. While it may be more difficult to conceive after 40, it is still possible to have a child as a single parent. There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not to have a child as an older woman. Health risks are increased for both the mother and the child when conception occurs later in life. Additionally, single mothers often face challenges such as financial instability and a lack of emotional support (though this narrative is rapidly changing). It is essential to weigh all of these factors before making a decision about whether or not to have a child later in life. In this era where we are seeing a good number of men and women opting out intentionally from having children , one would wonder about the moral or immoral justification behind having offspring outside the confines of marriage. who dictates what is moral or immoral? Every woman is a mother and is entitled to have a child/ren if she so wish.

Infertility Above 40 years

Although it is possible to have a child after the age of 40, it may be more difficult to conceive due to age-related infertility. This is why this debate and unsolicited advice to the singles is springing from. According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, about 10 percent of women in their 40s are infertile. This number increases to about 25 percent for women in their early 50s. Here in Africa children are not only seen as a sign of wealth , they are also old age security, unlike in the West where there’s a facility for old age. Hence the advice,  “If you are single and over 40, you may want to consider using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), having unprotected sex or getting a man for the sole purpose of having a child if you wish to become pregnant.”


Sex As A Procreation 

While some people may choose to have a child later in life, others may not have that choice. For example, someone who is single and over the age of 40 may not be able to find a partner who is willing to have a child with them. In this case, they may need to resort to other methods, such as having sex outside of marriage or using assisted reproductive technologies. while this may not be the ideal situation for some, it can still result in a healthy and happy child. This is where societal and religious morals comes into play and any of these choices are influenced by a factor. A single woman over the age of 40 who wants to have children may find it difficult to conceive based on scientific clock and the reproductive system,   this is because fertility declines with age, making it harder to get pregnant as one gets older. Additionally, single women over 40 may not have the same support system as married women when it comes to having children. They may not have a partner to help them with childcare or financial support. However, there are many resources available to single mothers, and many women over 40 successfully conceived and raise children on their own. In general animals copulate purely for the purpose of procreation.

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Pros And Cons To Having A Baby At 40

There are both pros and cons to having a baby at 40. On the pro side, many women in their 40s are more financially stable and have more life experience than younger mothers. They may also be more patient and better able to handle the challenges of parenting. On the con side, older mothers may have more difficulty conceiving, and their babies may be at higher risk for certain health problems. Additionally, older mothers may not have as much energy as younger mothers, which can make parenting more challenging. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to have a baby at 40 and above is a personal one that should be made after careful consideration of all factors. And here we are for the mature singles as well. Should you adopt? engage in sex outside marriage ? use assisted reproductive technologies ? or just keep waiting to be married before having children even if at age 50?

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