Family planning and you


At some point with a partner (a boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé, etc,) you may talk about whether you want children and how you’d like to make a family.

Some people talk about having babies as if it’s nothing at all—chances are that they don’t realize how common it is to have difficulty making a child.  After all, 1 in 7 of all couples have difficulties making a baby.

Some people carry expectations that their families will look just like their parents and don’t really question anything else.

Other people may have no expectations on kids and how they’ll have them.  They could be excited about adopting.

When the time feels right and you feel comfortable sharing how you want to have children and whether or not you can make them, remember that it’s an important part of your journey together.

The more comfortable you are sharing with them, the easier it will be for them to process the information.  If you present it to them in a moment when you are upset, your partner may want to console you and then must process this information on top of that.  It can make it unnecessarily difficult for them to hear what you are saying and respond the best they can. For tips on sharing about your body and your condition, check out more about Sharing with your boyfriend or girlfriend.