So When Are You Having Kids: The Definitive Guide for Those Who Aren't Sure If, When, or How They Want to Become Parents

So When Are You Having Kids: The Definitive Guide for Those Who Aren't Sure If, When, or How They Want to Become Parents

by Jordan Davidson
So When Are You Having Kids: The Definitive Guide for Those Who Aren't Sure If, When, or How They Want to Become Parents

So When Are You Having Kids: The Definitive Guide for Those Who Aren't Sure If, When, or How They Want to Become Parents

by Jordan Davidson

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Overview

As we expand our understanding of what “family” means, we need to change the way we think about having kids.

How much does it cost to have kids? How long can I wait? What if I have fertility issues? And, wait a minute… do I even want kids? If you’re unsure whether you want kids or struggling to decide, this book is for you.

So When Are You Having Kids? is not your parents’ parenting book, nor is it a how-to for getting pregnant. It’s a nonjudgmental, inclusive guidebook for women, men, gender-nonconforming people, same-sex couples, and prospective single parents who want to make an informed decision regarding if and how they bring children into the world. Combining research with over 100 compelling real-life stories, the resources in this book are as diverse as the generations they’re meant to serve.

With deep insight and empathy, Davidson explores:

• Ways to cope with familial and societal pressure to have children
• What makes a good parent, and the skills you need to be one
• The facts about infertility, adoption, fostering, and alternative methods of becoming a parent
• The real financial costs of having and raising kids
• How to move past fears related to pregnancy and childbirth
• The ethics and consequences of having kids in the face of climate change
• And, what it means to choose a child-free life for those who are unsure whether they want kids

So When Are You Having Kids? is a much-needed resource for family planning in the modern world, packed with the knowledge and tools you need to make one of the most important decisions—if not the most important decision—of your life.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683649250
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/06/2022
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 138,980
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jordan Davidson is an award-winning health journalist and the editorial director of Health. Her work has appeared in Parents, BuzzFeed, CBS Interactive, Men’s Health, Teen Vogue, Everyday Health, Verywell Family, Scary Mommy, Upworthy, Prevention, Bitch, Bustle, and Rewire News. Her advocacy in the reproductive space has appeared on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and in the documentary Below the Belt.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Do You Want Kids?

1 The Waiting Game 7

2 Where Do Parenting Desires Come From? 19

3 Managing External Expectations 35

Part II Should You Have Kids?

4 Moving from Desire to Intention 47

5 The Demands and Rewards of Parenthood 51

6 Family Planning and Relationships 61

7 Kids, in This Climate? 75

8 Getting Your Finances in Order 87

9 Is Passing On Your Genes Really the Best Thing? 103

10 You're Concerned You Might Not Be a Good Parent 113

11 You're Afraid of Pregnancy or Childbirth 123

Part III How to Have Kids

12 Fertility 101 143

13 Getting Your Fertility Assessed 161

14 Fertility Preservation 179

15 Fertility Treatments 195

16 Managing the Grief of Infertility 209

17 Alternative Paths to Parenthood 223

18 Using an Egg, Sperm, or Embryo Donor 237

19 If Adoption and Foster Care 247

20 Surrogacy 261

Part IV You Don't Want Kids

21 Saying No to Parenthood 275

22 Living a Childfree Life 285

Conclusion: So When Are You Having Kids? 297

Acknowledgments 305

Notes 307

Index 345

About the Author 355

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