Twenty years ago it was taken for granted: having children was an undisputed stage of life. Being a father or mother came out of pure instinct. Today things have changed. According to a report by the Directorate of Health Statistics and Information (DEIS), while in 2001 32% of births were to women 30 years of age or older; in 2016 that proportion reached 38% of births. Many women delay the decision until they enter and stabilize in the labor market. Today you plan, decide and learn to be parents, but how?
“Communication with the partner is essential, defining where our wishes are and transmitting them to make a joint decision and looking for information”, explains the psychologist Belen Ponce.
Do I want to be a mother / father for the rest of my life? What do I have to give up? What would it entail? Do I have the ideal partner for that? What if I don’t want to have children?
In a new episode of Positively we explore the complex decision to parent. The specialist advises us how to begin this planning and how to clear the most common fears and ghosts.