Planning a baby does not really mean simply partaking in the physical act and then, there is a baby.
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There are a lot of issues that should ideally be considered, and any wise individual or couple should recognize the importance of this planning stage before actually getting to the stage where the baby making exercise commences.
There are mental, emotional, physical and financial adjustments that are to be understood and made to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. All these various aspect should be well thought through before the couple decides they are fully prepared to have kids.
Planning is very important as it will help to create the buffer that is so necessary when a new addition is being considered for the existing family unit.
Financially the couple would have to be as realistic as possible in the adjustment that would be required with this new addition. It may be necessary to make some adjustment but generally the adjustment made would be quite considerable.
Issues such as spending on holidays, new household gadgets that are expensive, personal indulgences would all have to be curbed considerably, if the family income is not phenomenal or sizeable to start with.
If there is a need to stop work for a while, the couple would have to decide is one party’s income would be enough to support the new family’s dynamics’, and if the pressure of doing so would be acceptable and workable.
Health issues would be another important area to look into when deciding to start a family. If both parties are healthy and capable, then this would be part of the battle won, however if there are health concerns present, then the couple would have to seek help on how to handle the prevailing health issues and yet will be able to start a family.