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Do you think it's weird when some women decide never to have children??

I know sometimes women start feeling the pressure if they hit 30 and are single and childless.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Oct. 16, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • No. My mom was never going to have any.

    She accidently got pregnant with me when she was 32, lol
    But she was married. Anyhow.
    kerri-

    Answer by kerri- at 10:20 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Not at all. Why should women be pressured into having children when they know they don't want to be a parent? It is not law for someone to have kids. I am only having one child, does that make me weird or wrong in some way?
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:21 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • I know lots of married couples, some past 30 who are childless. and yes they heard "when are you gonna have children" a lot! if it's not a medical reason, I reckon they just...dont want kids. they are focused on their careers or enjoy having their private time all the time
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 10:22 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • I personally think it's weird, just because I can't ever imagine feeling that way. I've always felt such a strong urge and desire to have children, so I don't understand how a woman wouldn't. I respect their decision and all, though.
    StefanieN84

    Answer by StefanieN84 at 10:22 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Nope. I grew up with that though, my favorite aunt declared early on that we (her neices & nephews) and her dogs were her kids. She's married and just turned 49, and no biggies. My sister also says she'll never have kids - she's following the same career path as our aunt, has been married a couple of years, and has a dog who is her baby. I don't see her ever having kids either.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Not really. I always said I would never have kids. Until I got knocked up! I can see where a kid could screw up your plans for a career or travel or whatever. Life with and without kids are two totally different experiences.
    JerbysMom

    Answer by JerbysMom at 10:24 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • I don't think it's weird, but there is definitely some pressure. It's like some unwritten rule or expectation. Not so much for men.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • I think it's great that they recognize that they don't want children and decide to not have them. It's awful if they feel like they have to and then hate it.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:25 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • I didn't want kids as a teenager. When I hit around 19 I changed my Mind. Then I met my DH and wanted one even more! Now Im happily and painfully 30 weeks pregnant haha
    firethearson

    Answer by firethearson at 10:30 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • my sister is nearing her mid 30's and isnt married or has kids. she is very career oriented, but she is also very family oriented. I think she would make a great mother
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 10:32 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

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