Should You Have Children? Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby
If you’re the type of person who can’t help but stop to coo at every passing baby, chances are you’ve already asked yourself plenty of questions about when it will be time to add a baby to your family.
It’s important to ask yourself a few tough questions before becoming pregnant, because once you’ve started down the path of adding to your family, you can’t go back. It’s important that you and your spouse are on the same page, and to make this easier, we’ve come up with a list of questions that will help you figure out the right time to start your family. Check them out below!
Is now the right time?
There are a million different factors that go into the decision to have a baby. Granted, fertility and age are major factors; female fertility peaks in a woman’s mid to late twenties, and begins to decline after that. At age 45, fertility drops off sharply, with 50-80% of women that age unable to conceive and bear a healthy child.
Although it would be wonderful if we could bear a child whenever we like, unfortunately that just isn’t possible. The first question you should ask yourself when deciding to have a child is – is this the right time? Will you be able to conceive and bear a healthy child easily, or is it possible that you will need medical assistance?
Many women freeze their eggs early on in life if they don’t plan on having children until their late 30s or 40s.