IT’S a question many people will ask themselves at some point in their lives: when should I start a family? If you know how many children you’d like, and whether or not you would consider, or could afford, IVF, a computer model can suggest when to start trying for your first child.I am surprised at this. It seems to imply that women have to spend 20 years trying to get pregnant just to have 3 kids.
Happy with just one? The model recommends you get started by age 32 to have a 90 per cent chance of realising your dream without IVF. A brood of three would mean starting by age 23 to have the same chance of success. Wait until 35 and the odds are 50:50 (see “When to get started”).
Before birth control, women would sometimes have 10 kids.
Mark Zuckerberg's wife is probably over 30, and she is pregnant after 3 miscarriages. So it is apparently taking her several years (at least) to have 1 child.