Are you feeling unsure about the whole baby thing? Have you been questioning which path to follow? The dilemma of whether to pursue having a child or not is one faced by many women today. It’s a decision that’s often delayed by circumstances and other priorities. However, your fertile window is finite. Eventually, a catalyst appears that will nudge you towards the decision-making process.
There are many catalysts that can prompt baby or no-baby decision-making – age is just one of them. It’s a journey, often with multiple crossroads and choice points along the way. Each occasion creates an opportunity to clarify your direction and build confidence in what’s right for you.
You may be single or partnered, considering the options of being childfree, preparing to start trying to conceive, persisting through failure, being at an older later age, using assisted reproductive technology, closing the door, or any other alternative.
Wherever you are on your journey, you are not alone
Many others have experienced the same dilemma and can empathise. It’s a journey that each woman interviewed for this book has been on, including Lisa herself …
Like many women, she grew up expecting to have a child one day. Moving through her 30s, Lisa still believed the pieces would all come together naturally and easily. However, at 40, she was still single and no closer to that reality. Then she met David. He joined her on the journey, and it started a whole new range of baby or no-baby crossroads, choice points and decisions to navigate as they tried to conceive at an older age. Eventually, at 47, Lisa became a first-time mum.
Each woman must weigh up her own situation, the options available to her and how to move forward. It takes courage to confront the issues, discern what’s right and make choices, especially if it’s a change of direction. The best decisions come from having your head and heart in alignment.
The Whole Baby Thing book was created to support your baby or no-baby decision-making journey. Using research, interviews, personal experiences and Lisa’s coaching knowledge.
The book provides:
- Information, examples and tips to give you insights and possibilities to consider.
- 5 Steps to Powerful Decision Making
- A variety of real-life stories to inspire your hope, courage and commitment to figure out whether the baby or no-baby path is the best for you
Wherever you are on the spectrum of trying to decide between baby or no-baby, this book is an opportunity for you to
- Understand some of the issues facing today’s women
- Learn from other women who’ve been in your position
- Connect with your thoughts and feelings on having a baby or not
- Consider your next steps in making a decision
- Reflect on where you need to take action.
Stepping through The Whole Baby Thing will also help you to connect with what you really want, identify issues to address and clarify your future direction. In addition, you will be better able to create a fulfilling life no matter what your decision is – baby or no-baby.
Ultimately, you’re the only one who can decide which path is right for you. What will you choose?