Well, if you already see the two bright red lines on the pregnancy test, it might be a little late to evaluate if you’re ready to be a parent. However, couples who’re still in the honeymoon phase can take their time in figuring out the “right time” to have a baby. As difficult as it is, this decision is life-changing for any couple and hence needs to be thought through (1).
So, how can you tell if you and your partner are prepared to take on such an incredible yet challenging responsibility?
1. Having A Kid Is A Shared Choice
The foremost thing that you would want to ensure is that your child is born out of a shared decision based on mutual respect for each other. Of course, you wouldn’t want to raise a baby with someone who doesn’t really want to have one, or the baby would grow up thinking that nobody wants them. Hence, talk to your partner in detail about deciding to have a kid before you have one.