These days, I think it is perfectly acceptable to not want children. I believe some people think kids are the next step after marraige. It is not always. It may not be healthy for a particular marraige either. But sometimes it’s not even discussed. It seems ideal. The little house with a picket fence, a dog, an SUV, and a child of your own. This simply, with a little thought, might not be the best option.
You can consider the risks associated with pregnancy. There are actually women who can come out of a pregnancy with no changes to their body. Or and props to you ladies on BeachBody Babes on Facebook, can drop the weight like that. It’s not to say having a child automatically risks physique. There is a possibility a baby will change your body for a long time. That is just not for me. And it might not be for you. *This is not to say having a baby ruins the body for everyone. But I worked hard to lose weight and build stamina and muscle definition.
You’ll have to give up habits such as coffee and soda, cigarettes, and alcohol. There are some medications you cannot take while pregnant. You can’t go in a hot tub. You can’t go for long distance runs. People will also warn you of many other things you “can’t do”. For 9-months.
What are your career goals? Do you want to work remotely? Do you want to be a traveling photographer? Going from country to country to capture different scenic photographs. Do you want to expand your educational portfolio. The next step in life can be so broad and exciting. There are so many factors to take in consideration.
If both parents choose to work, you must rely on a sitter or pay for daycare. I have heard horrible stories about sitters. It is hard to trust people with your child. Even a close friend can have a bad side.
Having a child is expensive. The average cost of a box of diapers is $15 – $25. Below is a link I have provided stating that the cost of a diaper is $0.20 to $0.30. Assuming your baby uses 2,500–3,000 diapers in their first year of life, you can expect to spend about $500-$900 on an annual.” https://www.parents.com/parenting/money/saving/save-money-and-build-a-diaper-stockpile/
I do not want to wake up in the middle of the night to crying. I do not want to change diapers. I do not want to deal with drool other than from my dog. I have never desired the Mommy-Life. It is not heartless or naive. I would never want to direct this to anyone except someone who is open to their options. And teenagers too. You can start thinking about your future in High School still. You can always foster or adopt a baby later on in life too. Open a warm loving home to a child in foster care.