You may need to consider some personal issues before you become pregnant.
Nov 7, 2017
Stability of your relationship.
Readiness for the responsibility of parenting.
Your and your partner’s age.
It is important to remember that most couples do not become pregnant instantly and conception can often take up to six months to achieve. Do not let the planning of pregnancy or timing of ovulation create stress within your relationship as it is important to enjoy the process and time with your partner.
Your support system
Family and friends who can support you emotionally and practically.
Additional costs of a baby.
Loss of income.
Medical aid, hospital plan or insurance policy.
Options for returning to work, such as maternity leave, childcare facilities, flexibility of time constraints.
Shared views of parenting issues, such as discipline, education and religion.
Full impact of emotional and financial responsibility.
Parenting role of father.
The previous factors mentioned are even more relevant if you are single.