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February 20, 2024

December 27, 2023

From the Vault: Should I Have Another Baby? How to Decide What’s Right for You and Find Acceptance In Your Choice

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Kate McReynolds
Mental Health Counselor

Today we’re reaching back into our vault to revisit one of our most popular episodes!

Should I have another baby? Is my family complete? How will I know I’m done? For many of us, these questions begin soon after a baby is born. It can be hard to know if you want to add another baby to your family. While the decision is unique to every person and every family, there are some ways to make the decision easier. 

What You'll Learn

  • Emotion vs. Logic When Deciding If You Should Have Another Baby
  • Big Emotional Factors that Lead Many People to Want Another Baby
  • Finding the Balance Between Emotion and Logic 
  • Why It’s Okay to Not Make a Choice Right Now
  • How Your Identity as a Mom Plays Into the Decision
  • Making the Decision: Should You Have Another Baby?

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Parenting, Values, Family planning

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Kate McReynolds
Mental Health Counselor

Kate McReynolds is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and mom of two. She is Perinatal Mental Health-Certified, specializing in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), prenatal and postpartum support, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, and general maternal mental health. She also manages @The.Mom.Therapist on Instagram, where she normalizes being in the throes of new motherhood. Kate works to support the mother during every experience – through pregnancy, loss, birth, the postpartum period, and beyond.

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Erica is the founder of Momwell, providing educational resources and virtual therapy for moms. She is a mom of three boys and a registered psychotherapist. Erica’s work has been featured in the Toronto Star, Breakfast Television, Scary Mommy, Medium, Pop Sugar, and Romper. how they want it.

RESOURCES MENTIONED

Episode 162: How to Make Decisions with Confidence with Dr. Quincee Gideon

Episode 182: on Making the “Right” Parenting Decisions with NYT bestselling author Emily Oster

Episode 165: How Birth Trauma Impacts Our Family Decision Making with clinical social worker Kayleigh Summers

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