How much will our lifestyle change?

Most people’s lives are extremely busy and many new parents assume that their new baby will somehow fit in. They don’t.

Babies and children need a lot of time and attention and you will undoubtedly have less time than you did before – for yourself, for each other and for other people.

For a woman a baby has career implications. Although many companies and countries are providing increasingly generous maternity leave and benefits, this may not compensate for the fact that having a baby could delay your career prospects.

This can be especially true if you’re planning to spend more than a few months at home with your baby.

This is one reason why many women, particularly those with satisfying or high-powered jobs are waiting to start a family at least until their thirties when they feel they have reached a level of achievement that enables them to stand back from their careers with confidence.