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December 11, 2020

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Maybe you always planned on having a big family… but after the first two children, a little seed of doubt started to creep in.  Whatever your situation, whether or not to have another child is very personal.

Here are some hints you may be ready to close the baby factory forever:

1. That Time Of The Month: You breathe a huge sigh of relief when you realise you’ve escaped another month of boarding the baby train. A definite sign you’re probably done.

2. You actually sleep!  If you can’t remember how you used to cope, and if the thought of broken sleep fills you with dread, you might be done with babies.

3. You feel sad for new mums: If the sound of a new baby crying in a cafe makes you wince whilst you enjoy your coffee….you might be past the point of new motherhood.

4. Your house is tidy! If all the baby gear has been tossed out during clean-up or re-gifted to other friends expecting babies, your subconscious might be trying to tell you something.

5. Pets rule! These days, you get much more clucky about the thought of a new puppy than a new baby.

Here are some of the signs our MoM’s knew they were done having babies.

– When my neighbour’s baby cried 3 days straight over Christmas

– I heard that if the thought of seeing yourself holding a pregnancy test that is positive scares the shit out of you… you are done.

– Simple – you only have children that you can afford to sustain financially, emotionally, psychologically, physically, etc etc

– When I became a nutcase from the stress of raising the kids I already have.

– The thought of doing it again made me want to tear my eyeballs out lol

– When I stopped getting clucky holding other people’s bubs.

– When I was told I wasn’t allowed any more :(

– When being pregnant no longer appealed to me and I no longer was clucky.

– Menopause!

– Partner hearing Dr say no more *very seriously* another could kill you! Knew then there was no way he’d agree too another.

– When the doctor told me no more as I near died.

– When I looked at mums with babies and felt sorry for them.

If you don’t want any more kids, what was your ‘sign’ that you were done having children? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • I’m done with kids after my 2, hubby has already had the snip lol

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  • I was tempted to have 3 until my second one- the pain of a difficult labour and then going through the early stages and everything after. They’re both in school now and I’m not going back!

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  • I’m not a fan of the newborn phase or being pregnant but we want 3 kids so 1 more more to go haha I’m worried about stopping and feeling horrible about it

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  • Why does this article suggest I can only done after two children? Why can’t I be done after one? The only thing I’m done with is this website.

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  • Oh dear, I feel all these and I’m pregnant with number 2. Definitely last baby for me.

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  • I really like the 5 signs here. This is so true about me.

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  • For me it was my age. I had a difficult and traumatic IVF experience, pregnancy and birth so always felt that I should go again but never did.

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  • Thinking of the newborn days fills me with dread (I had twins!) however I do want more and I’m currently pregnant!

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  • I always wanted 6 children. My husband only wanted 2. He said he would meet me half way. So we had 3. I still always longed for more. The day they told me that I needed a hysterectomy it broke my heart.

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  • Your house is tidy is a big one.

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  • I had my third baby by c section and I got offered tubes removed so I agreed. They asked me one hour before my baby was born and the end of third pregnancy I was over it and didn’t want more kids. But now I kind of regret it. I think is quite common to have 4 children these days. I’m done with having kids but if I could have one more I would.

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  • I have all of above signs.

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  • Unfortunately mine was when I got told I wasn’t able to have any more children.

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  • Like others, my sign was when I was told that the next one would literally kill me.

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  • I simply cannot go back to not sleeping through the night. Both of my children were terrible sleepers – I know that if we were to have more, they would also be terrible with their sleep. So it is a big NO from me!

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