5 Things You Should Consider Before Getting Pregnant
Pregnancy is a big decision. It not only changes your life but also makes you responsible for a new life. Before taking such a life changing step, you should think thoroughly. Here are 5 things you should consider before getting pregnant:
1. Are you emotionally ready to raise a child?
It is often said that a child gives birth to a mother. You should sit down and think whether you are ready to be ‘born’ as a mother or not. Do you think you are emotionally ready to raise a child? Being a mother is a 24/7 job and you can’t quit it either. So make sure you are fully ready before you make the decision of getting pregnant.
2. Are you financially capable of raising a child?
Raising a child involves a lot of cost too. From diapers to vaccinations, from education to proper child care – everything costs money. Whether you like it or not, this is a very practical question that you need to ask yourself before getting pregnant.
3. How will you manage your career?
Pregnancy changes a lot about your life including your career. Obviously you can expect a break from your career path. Though corporations provide maternity leave and support, still you need to consider how you’ll manage yourself professionally after becoming a mother. Would you take a break from your career to raise your child? Would you take help from your family to raise your child? Would you employ a nanny or choose a day care? All these questions are important because if you don’t think them through beforehand, then things can get quite overwhelming at a later stage.