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Content Tagged: decision making

An unexpected pregnancy and a difficult decision

Hi, my name is Hazel. I’m 23 and just graduated from University. My mom has struggled with alcoholism and found it difficult to keep a job, so she wasn’t able to help me out while I was in school. My dad is out of the picture. So, I worked during my degree to support myself. […]

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I’m 46.5 yrs old and reviewing my life with some regrets, particularly in assuming I had time to choose to have a child. The decision to wait has always been governed by readiness – my own and my partner’s. Have I waited too long? Is it still possible for me to have a child?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. In order to address this subject I think it is important to discuss some introductory biology. Women are born with a finite number of eggs. This egg reserve declines as a woman ages. A woman ovulates (releases […]

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Getting onboard with my wife’s baby dreams

My name is Mal and my wife’s name is Kavita. We’ve been married for 5 years now. On our first date, Kavita was open about wanting to have kids. She said she wanted the family issue out in the open because if I wasn’t on board, then she wasn’t going to continue our relationship. I […]

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My mother recently asked me to be an egg donor for her best friend – a woman who has been like a second mother to me. She and her new partner desperately want to have a child, but she’s been told her eggs are too old. I’d love to help her and know she’d be a fabulous mom. But I’m 23 and in school, and I’m feeling overwhelmed by the decision. What should I do?

This month’s Ask an Expert question has been answered by our site creator, Dr. Judith Daniluk, a leading researcher and counsellor in the field of women’s sexuality and reproductive health. Learn more about Dr. Daniluk here.   It is understandable that you feel a bit like you’re between a rock and a hard place over this request. Clearly you […]

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