Looking for some advice from fellow fishes here. How important do you all think it is to have a second baby ? We have a 2 year old now and we are trying for our 2nd. We have been trying for over a year now and started fertility treatment recently. I am not looking forward to IUI, IVF etc especially since we don’t have any much help and my husband and I both have full time jobs. Is it a deal breaker for our kid not to have a sibling ? Is it going to be worth the pain to go through fertility?

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This seems like a very personal choice to make. I also assume most people in this group are yearning to have their first kid while dealing with infertility (including me). That being said, I grew up with a sibling and love that bond. My husband grew up alone and doesn't feel like he missed out on anything at all. There's no right answer. The choice will have to be what you and your partner decide is best for your family given your situation. Good luck with whatever you decide 😊

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This isn’t something you can predict. Having a sibling as a child can be great but they may drift apart as adults. God willing both are healthy but that could be an issue as well. FWIW I am from a large nuclear family, always pictured having several children but I’m pregnant with my first and feel like if this is “it” I’m beyond happy and blessed to have one.

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