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What made you decide you are ready to have kids? Did you always want kids or did it slowly develop over time?

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I didn’t want kids until I met my husband. Then I decided I really wanted to make and raise tiny humans with him. I never felt that I was ultimately “ready” for kids perse, but we hit a point where I felt that there wouldn’t be a time where I felt more prepared so why not. Ended up getting pregnant my promotion year, but still got promoted.

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I used to say I didn’t want kids when I was younger. I think I figured I eventually would but it was very far from my mind for a long time. When baby fever hit me, it hit me hard. Now I have three!

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Def slowly develop over time for me. I even had doubts when I first knew i was pregnant but now enjoy every moment with my baby

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It was a slow roll for me. My husband and I agreed we’d give it a shot, but if it didn’t work out, we’d be fine just the 2 of us. I ended up getting pregnant right away & being a parent has exceeded my expectations in every way. We’ll definitely go for another.

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I’m currently on maternity leave. My little one is almost 3 months. I got pregnant at 31, and felt the time was right since I had been married a few years, we bought a house, travelled and were financially secure. I was also getting bored of the same old routine.

I knew I always wanted children my entire life. I had a rough pregnancy and swore I would just have 1. After my son was born, I now want another one. TBH, I really don’t like other people’s children, but I’m obsessed with my baby. Love of my life.

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Oh I always knew I wanted a family. And that even though I am not generally very into babies or kids the way some of my friends are. But in terms of when we actually started... honestly it will sound bad but I had a close friend and a cousin pregnant at the same time and I think that kind of sparked the baby fever and so we started talking about giving it a go. By the way I don’t recommend that as a good reason but that was what got the ovaries itching for me

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Similar to above, I never wanted kids unless I met my now husband at 29. Once we were in love, it just felt like we were compelled to - that it was so important for us to and such a part of what it meant to “complete” our love story. So dramatic but the two of us talk about it that way, he felt the same.

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I got bored

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I never felt I was “ready”- I just knew that I wanted kids at some point and time is ticking. How did I conclude that I wanted kids? Basically given the choice of not having kids and having kids, the pros of having kids won over not having kids. It wasn’t so much of an emotional decision- it was more by deduction! Not to say I love my kids any less, I just wasn’t “maternal” in a sense that I didn’t grow up knowing I wanted kids

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OW 1 - I feel the same, not particularly very maternal but feel I want kids more than not wanting kids. I was wondering if that's a hold enough reason

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