This subject is one i have given much thought over the years. Out of my groups of friends i have a real mixture of ages that they fell pregnant. Some have had children young, swapping the clubbing and vodka drinking years for nappies and pushchairs. Others are still planning families for in the future.
These days i don't feel there is a pressure on women to have children at a certain age. It is generally accepted that it is a very individual choice.
I have lots of experience of working with young parents over the years. I am in awe of the way some young parents rise to the challenge of balancing work/education and parenting when facing so many pressures. I have also seen older parents who have painfully planned their arrivals then buckle and break under the strains of raising those children.
I always wanted children in my twenties, and set my life up accordingly. Through lifes twists and turns this never happened. I wasn't blessed with Tabitha-Lo until i was 34. This gave me the chance to have grown more as a person. To have built my career to a higher level, to have experienced more of life and got things i had wrong, right. I am very grateful for those twists and turns.
I think each age group gives positives and negatives to parenting. One age will suit one person and not another. Some will excel and others struggle. But is age the relevant factor?