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Content Tagged: readiness

Leaving my relationship for a chance at motherhood

My name is Rachel. Wendy and I met when we were in our late 20s and moved in together when we were in our early 30s. We had the “kid” talk before we moved in. At that point, we were both fairly certain that we didn’t want children. Most of our friends didn’t have kids, […]

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Deadlocked: I’m ready for kids … and she’s not

My name is Eric and my wife’s name is Polly. We’ve been together 7 years, and tied the knot 5 years ago. We had the kid conversation early in our relationship. Polly said she absolutely wanted to have kids some day. I was certain that I wanted them too. Around our first year anniversary, I […]

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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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