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How can I decide whether to become a parent or not?

Making decisions about parenting is sometimes easier when you understand that:

  • Choosing means letting go of other options
  • You'll need time to reach a decision that is your own, that you are happy with
  • You can't expect to be 100 percent certain
  • The "wrong" decision won't ruin your life
  • It's important to use logic and intuition when considering your options
  • You can seek the support of family and friends
  • You can consider nontraditional options for raising children
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