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RobertJason posted:
Pregnancy, whether planned or not, yields major life changes for women. While a new baby can bring tremendous joy, they also bring stress, as young children require a lot of care. This stress is often felt most among women who experienced a surprise pregnancy and do not have a stable romantic partner, as all the responsibilities of parenthood, as well as those of a primary breadwinner, fall squarely on their shoulders. As a result, many single moms of unplanned pregnancies give up on their personal aspirations, including career goals, to fully take on the immense responsibilities that comes with having a newborn.With that said, ladies, it is important to consider your desire to have a baby at the present moment, as well as your ability to care for a child based on your emotional well-being and your support system (both partners and financial resources) when you choose to have sex. If you're not ready to take on such a tremendous responsibility, it is recommended that you utilize protection, so that you can continue caring for yourself in the fullest capacity. In doing so, when and if you decide to assume the role of a mother, you are in a good place to do so, bringing less stress and more joy!
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