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Motherhood uncertainty: how do you decide if you really want to be a parent?


by Victoria Stokes
04th May 2022
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For many women, the ‘motherhood question’ is one that feels too big to answer. It t involves too many moving parts, from practical considerations such as the cost of living to emotional dilemmas and a societal pressure. More and more of us than ever are putting the decision off…

If you’d asked me 10 years ago if I wanted kids someday, I would have told you ‘no’, without hesitation. Five years ago, I would have mulled over your question and told you, honestly, I simply didn’t know. Today, I’d tell you a firm ‘yes’, but go on to explain that, right now, I’m not quite sure when: there seem to be too many barriers standing in my way.   For many of us, the ‘motherhood...

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