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Content Tagged: decision making

I’m 33 and have a great job that I love. I’ve just been offered a fabulous promotion that will require a lot of travel and 18 hour work days. It’s the job of my dreams! But I also really want to have kids – which I just can’t see happening in the next 5 years if I take this job. 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.    First let me congratulate you on your job offer. It sounds as if you are in the fortunate position of being […]

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From lifelong friends to “co-parents”

My name is Julie. I never expected to be single and childless at 40. I always expected that I’d meet the man of my dreams and kids would come soon afterwards. Unfortunately life hasn’t ended up that way. Don’t get me wrong – I love my life and all the opportunities that I’ve had. But […]

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My husband and I are in our mid-30s and are the parents of a wonderful 2 year old. We want to have another child soon, so our daughter doesn’t grow up as an only child. But I had a severe case of post-partum depression after our daughter was born and I’m terrified that it could happen again. How do we make this decision?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Janet Takefman.   I certainly understand your fear and can reassure you that many women have asked themselves this same question. In fact I often recommend a book by Karen Kleiman who founded the Postpartum Stress Center in Philadelphia (www.postpartumstress.com) entitled, “What Am I Thinking? Having A Baby After […]

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Now or never? Breaking our decision-making deadlock about having kids

Jason and I have been together for about 8 years. I’m 31 and Jason is 42. We’ve lived together for the last 5 years. We’re at very different stages in terms of our careers. He’s settled into his career and has a great position in advertising. I just recently finished my certificate in massage therapy […]

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