#03 How do I know if it's time for a baby?

Bumps Along the Way

23-05-2023 • 45分

Trying to decide if you should have a baby is not a small decision!

In fact, it's probably the first bump along the way to motherhood that we all encounter.

Am I ready for this responsibility? Am I going to be able to give this baby the best possible life? What if I’m not a good Mother?

There are so many things to consider before having a baby, and nobody resonates more with this than the incredible Eva Murray.

If you’re currently considering trying, or wondering if you will ever know if it’s really the right time, this is the episode of Bumps for you.

Eva shares so much valuable insight based on her own years of soul searching, and the struggle between her head and her heart.

Eva also shares her own story of miscarriage, what it’s like continuing in a 9-5 job during that experience, becoming a mature age mother and how we can all be more empathetic towards people who are still in there, trying to conceive.

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And a list of books enjoyed by Eva while she was trying to decide if it was time for a baby:

  • Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence by Dr. Amy Blackstone
  • Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski PhD
  • Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are The Storytellers, the Human Story Changes by Elizabeth Lesser
  • Please Yourself: How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live by Emma Reed Turrell
  • Fix the System, not the Women by Laura Bates
  • The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead End Work by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, Laurie R. Weingart
  • Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men by Katrine Marçal
  • Life Lessons from Remarkable Women by Stylist
  • Do what you love, love what you do by Holly Tucker
  • A Mindful Pregnancy by Andy Puddicombe
  • More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran

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