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So many mums make a firm decision on the number of children they want but I can’t make up my mind and change it all the time! How did you know you were “done” and didn’t want to add to your family?


Posted anonymously, 8th July 2019


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  • I think ideas about this can change, it doesn’t have to be a set thing. We mature ourselves, our circumstances may change, we can grow into the role of motherhood and feel we can handle more or less and desire more kids or are happy with what we have. Don’t let other people tell you what to do in this regard, this is really something between yourself and your partner


  • I too am constantly questioning this and not sure how many is enough.


  • I think that is something you have to communicate with your partner.


  • I knew before kiddo was born i never wanted to be pregnant again.
    The day she was born, i said never again
    once nappies and toddler stage was done i was never again as it drove me mad, to a real dark place, now the thought of doing it all again leaves me COLD
    Kiddo is 9 and an only child by choice


  • Guess you just know it in your bones – hope it isn’t another person pushing you to have another because the boy or girl didn’t eventuate.


  • I just know I don’t want any more. 2 is definitely enough. 2 means we can still afford for me to stay home. My youngest just turned 1 and she is the worst sleeper so I am just looking forward to the day I can finally get a few uninterrupted hours of sleep. I know 100% that I am happy with 2, I just don’t have any desire for more.


  • Some people just know and for some people circumstances guide their decisions.


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