For most couple’s – especially for women, having a baby is something that is almost a given. Society dictates that this is what women were created to do and a woman without a baby is often looked down upon. This, together with a woman’s natural instinct to have a child can make motherhood a dream for most women. When they get in to a relationship or get married, the next step is usually having a baby for most couple’s and this is further cemented by societies constant prodding and nagging about the arrival of a baby. Most women, upon getting married will experience questions about their potential babies almost to the point that it becomes abusive and this adds further pressure on a woman to become pregnant.
Break away from societal expectations
As a woman, it is vital that you break away from societal expectations and decide for yourself if you want to become a mother. Although many will put the feeling of wanting to give birth and become a mother down to hormones and your body’s needs, you might be surprised to find that this urge is not as strong as people make it out to be. It is partly biology but partly due to societal expectations. Many women will give it to this pressure and try everything from trying to conceive naturally to infertility treatment in an effort to get pregnant because deep down inside, they believe that this is what is expected of them. In turn, women will usually have to give up their careers, give up on their jobs, their earning potential and their independence in order to pursue motherhood which is something that many women will regret even though they may not admit it.
An IVF pregnancy can cost many thousands of dollars and is in fact a massive money making industry. Society puts pressure on women to get pregnant and this industry feeds off this pressure and makes money off it.
It is important that you, as a woman, dismiss society’s expectations for you and think about what is important for you. It is important that you delay motherhood a little bit in order to build up your career, start a business of your own or become financially independent before you embark on your journey of motherhood. It is vital that you keep in mind that no matter how much you love your partner, he may not be around to support you indefinitely and therefore having savings of your own and a career of your own that you get back to one day is a plus point.