Dr Oz: Pregnancy Questions for Women Over 40
Dr Oz brought up an Older Mom Controversy. Deciding to have a baby is not cut and dry, it’s something you really need to think about. You don’t want to have a baby early because you fear you won’t be able to have one later in life. The truth is, you need to do your research and decide if having a baby is the best option for you at this point in your life. Dr Oz suggested asking yourself 2 important questions before getting pregnant.
Dr Oz: Why Do You Want A Child?
1. Why do you want a child?
We think about this as kids because of expectations from society and even our own families, but really look at it in your 20s or 30s. Do you want a baby to fulfill something missing in your life, or do you want a baby to add to your already great life? You need to really think about it and figure it out.
Dr Oz: What Will You Sacrifice To Have A Baby?
2. What are you willing to sacrifice in order to have a baby? When you have a baby, you will be giving something up. Contrary to what society says, you will not be able to have everything. Studies show that some working moms are happier than stay-at-home moms, but even so, you’re still giving up something. Working moms may miss out on extra time with kids and may even miss their child’s first words or their first step. You will also lose emotional independence. It’s no longer just you or you and your husband. You have to care for a baby.
Dr Oz felt obligated to have an honest discussion on today’s show. Think about how you would deal with the regret of not having a baby. Really think about that. Now that you know the risks and opportunities, you need to make a sound decision about your future.
Are you a mom who had a baby later in life? Are you happy with your decision or do you have some regrets? Leave me a message and let me know.