How To Know If You Should Have Kid(s) + Debunking Myths About Parenthood With Merle Bombardieri, MSW, LICSW
Social worker and psychotherapist Merle Bombardieri shares her judgement-free tips for parenthood decision-making, even when you’re up against an unaligned partner, economic roadblocks, and infertility challenges. the number one question to ask yourself when deciding whether to have kids how to decide if you should have another kid, plus all of the myths about siblings versus only children the best age to become a parent the 3 biggest lies society tells us about having kids what to do if you don’t want kids now but you’re worried about infertility how to combat the high cost of having children (+ what to do if you don’t think you can afford them) how to factor worries like climate change, our political climate, & illness into your decision how much your relationship ACTUALLY suffers after becoming parents how much meaning and purpose childfree people vs parents experience exactly what to do if you disagree with your partner on having children (or how many to have) if not liking babies means you shouldn’t have one and so much more! For more from Merle, check out her website thebabydecision.com and her book The Baby Decision: How to Make The Most Important Choice of Your Life. Check out the Reddit Fencesitter page here. Check out our other Pros & Cons of Having Kids episodes: The Pros & Cons of Having Kids, and The 2nd Pros & Cons of Having Kids Episode: Pooping During Labor, The REAL Cost + Sex & Body Image After Birth To join the Healthier Together Podcast Club Facebook group, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthiertogetherpodcast. This episode is sponsored by: AG1 by Athletic Greens: visit athleticgreens.com/healthiertogether and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today. GreenPan: visit GreenPan.us and use code HEALTHIER30 to get 30% off your entire order plus free shipping on orders over $99. LMNT: go to DrinkLMNT.com/Liz a to get a free LMNT sample pack with any order. ZocDoc: go to ZocDoc.com/Liz and download the Zocdoc app for FREE and book a top-rated doctor today. Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.