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Content Tagged: parenthood

Growing number of men and women using matching sites to find potential co-parents

A Daily Mail Online story profiles a growing trend – an increasing number of men and women are using online matching sites to find a person with whom they can platonically co-parent. The sites, which attract single men and women and gay couples, are much like dating websites. Users create a profile detailing what they […]

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My partner and I have been through four cycles of IVF. One ended in an early miscarriage and the other three failed. We’re emotionally and physically exhausted, and financially spent. How do we know when it’s time to stop treatment? Will we regret it? What other parenting options do we have?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Emily Koert, Registered Clinical Counsellor.  Deciding when to stop treatment or move on with different options can be very difficult. It doesn’t help that you’re emotionally and physically exhausted – making decisions under these circumstances isn’t ideal. But something is telling you and your partner that you can’t […]

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What if you just aren’t sure you want kids?

There are many women who always knew that when they were older, they wanted to have children, and there are those on the other end of the continuum who knew that motherhood was not for them. However, there is another group of women we rarely hear about – those who are ambivalent about having children. […]

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The impact of unemployment on women’s fertility

Previous research has highlighted the short-term impact between unemployment and women’s fertility. A new study conducted at Princeton University in the United States offers new information about this trend. The researchers found that women who were unemployed in their 20s tended to have fewer children than women who worked during that decade – a trend […]

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