I know I usually talk about working out and clean eating on Wednesdays but I decided to switch it up and have a little girl talk this week. So Last week I went in for my annual pap smear which I usually dread because I always end up getting the pregnancy talk. This time the talk went something like this:
Dr. M: “Good Morning Ms. P, how are you doing today?”
Dr. M: “So I see on your chart it says you don’t have any children.”
Dr. M: “Do you intend on having children?”
Dr. M: “LOL, you answered that quickly. Well please keep in mind you are 33 years old and it would be best if you attempted to conceive within the next 3-5 years. I’m just saying in case you change your mind. It will be much harder to conceive after that time period.
Me: “Thank you, I will keep that in mind”
After having that conversation with my gynecologist I really got to thinking. I am a woman in my early thirty’s which I claim and love. However, I’ve never given much thought to having a ticking biological clock. Isn’t it always someone else that makes you pay attention to a dormant situation? I can honestly say that I do not see children in my immediate future nor am I sure I even want to have children. Some of you may not know this but I was previously married and children were a possibility at that point in time. Unfortunately, I ended up getting divorced at that age of 28; kind of late in life to start all over. Part of me still wants to be a mom but realistically it’s not looking to good. I seriously feel like that time in my life has passed.
If I really put this into perspective based on the timeline given to me by my gynecologist, I would have to meet someone get married and have kids in the next five years. Yikes! That’s kind of scary, but definitely not impossible. I guess this is where dating with a purpose would be extremely important. Dating with a purpose…that brings about another question, do I want to get married again??? This post is bringing about more question then answers, lol.
With all that being said I would like to know what you ladies think. Do you have kids? Did you feel pressured to have children before getting pregnant? Are you a single woman in her thirties, do you feel pressured to have kids? Let me know what’s good; am I that only woman not planning out a wedding and a pregnancy?