Comprehensive quizzes to help you find answers:
1. Should I Have Kids Quiz
2. Do I Want Kids Quiz
The Should I Have Kids eBook is a comprehensive 6-step guide to making your decision. Professional exercises and advice help you to figure out the best choice for you.
Articles discussing common issues: Should I have a kids? Are people with kids happier or the childfree? Reasons to have a baby versus reasons not to have kids?
End your confusion and find the answers to these questions and more, such as...
- Would you regret not having children?
- Would you be happier with kids or staying childfree?
- Would you cope with parenthood?
- Or manage the pressure from others if you chose not to have kids?
Discover if having kids would be the best choice for you, or if a childfree path would bring you the greatest fulfillment and joy.
As a counselor, I have created the four different resources above to help you find your answers.
Get All The Help You Need Here
There is so much to consider and many reasons to have kids and also many valid reasons not to have kids. It is understandable if you are questioning: How much do I want to have kids? Would I be happier with kids or staying childfree? Will I regret not having children later on?
I get it. I spent many years struggling with the decision of whether to have kids before making my choice, so I have a lot of compassion and understanding for anyone trying to do the same. I learned a lot in the process and decided I wanted to use what I had discovered, along with my counseling skills and knowledge, to help make the process quicker and easier for other women (and men) suffering out there with this very difficult choice.
I offer professional and personal support with this sensitive dilemma. Sometimes family and friends are too close to you and have their own opinions on what they think you should do, so it is often beneficial to seek help from a more unbiased and non-judgmental form of support.
Every person is unique and everybody's personal situation is different so nobody else can know what is best for you. However, I can provide the support and resources that will help you to figure out what is the best choice for you and your specific situation. There is no right or wrong decision, it's about figuring out the best direction for you!
Whether you're making this decision as part of a couple, or if you're considering being a single parent, there are many different elements that can help you work through the motivating reasons, expectations, fears, issues, questions, concerns, and other thoughts and emotions that you may be experiencing, and guide you towards finally reaching your decision to become a parent or live a childfree life. If you take the time to figure out what is the best path for you, then you will be able to go forward with peace and confidence in your choice.
Don't struggle alone. Get the help you need to make the best decision for you.
- Finding the decision overwhelming and stressful
- Not feeling the maternal instinct and are wondering if you would be happier staying childfree
- Single and questioning whether you want to have a child on your own
- In a difficult situation because your partner or husband doesn't want kids or vice versa
- In a troubled or complicated relationship
- Worried you will regret it later if you don't
- Not sure if you would be a good parent
- Concerned how a child might change or compromise your career, lifestyle, or relationship
- Nearing the end of your reproductive years and are not sure what to do
- Worried you'll be missing out if you don't have children
- Feeling a sense of pressure that you should have kids but are not really sure if you want to
- Wondering if, and when, is the right time to have a baby
- Concerned about how your own childhood might effect your parenting
- Wondering if you would cope with the demands of parenthood
- Not sure what parenthood would be like and are scared of how it might change you or your life
- Under pressure from family and friends to have a child
- Worried you are in a good enough position or situation to have a child
- Facing an unwanted pregnancy*
- Facing a high risk or complicated pregnancy*
- Facing emotional difficulties after suffering previous pregnancy loss/es (miscarriage, still born, abortion)*
*Please Note: These last three issues can only be examined from an emotional, personal and lifestyle perspective. For medical aspects to these particular issues you also need to see an appropriate doctor or specialist to get all the relevant facts to be able make an informed decision.
Read more about motivating reasons in my article: Reasons To Have a Baby Versus Reasons Not To Have Kids. And for further free information and advice about whether you should have kids or not take a look at my following articles: Should I Have Kids, Are People With Kids Happier or the Childfree.