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July 25th, 2007, 02:44 PM
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I wanted to share this article by Dr. Marjorie Greenfield. I found it very interesting and could help some of you ladies who are on the fence with whether or not you are truly done having children.


By Marjorie Greenfield

There is a little part of me that may always be sad that I won't have any more babies. I loved the specialness of being pregnant. I loved nursing. I loved being loved unconditionally by my baby. Don't get me wrong-I don't actually want to start all of that over again. I just feel this wistfulness about that time of my life. So I have been asking women how they feel about being done; I have been amazed by how universal these sentiments are. Each woman's specifics are different-one tells me she misses her husband's attention when pregnant; another misses her lush body, the fetal movement inside, the promise of something important.

But we all must come to terms with the end of that era in our lives. The time will come when we no longer can get pregnant, when finances won't allow more children, or when our families are as big as we want. We might close the door voluntarily with tubal ligation, or it may close on its own. Feeling a little sad about it doesn't mean that you should have had another baby, though. No matter how many babies you have, at some point that part of your life is behind you and it is time to move on!
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July 25th, 2007, 04:04 PM
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I have to say it is very true there does come a time in a womens life were having children is no more yes it may hard for some women to deal with. Were other women are happy with the decision.But truelly it is a part of life we all know there will be a time in our lives that we have to make this decission know matter how hard it is to do.
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