Conscious birthing embraces also the understanding that not every woman (and every couple) has to procreate. To be fertile and to consciously give birth can also mean to bring something other than a baby to the world: writing a book, expressions in art and music or any other project and venture that comes from your heart… there are so many ways to bring love, life and aliveness onto this planet, to people, animals and nature.

This post is an invitation to rigorously and ruthlessly check your self before ‘making a baby’. Below some inspiration for your investigations. After all, a child is a 20 years + project. Are you and your partner prepared for and integrated to it? Do you have the energy and commitment? Are you sure it serves your soul’s calling?

Good reasons for not having kids:

Bad reasons for having kids:

6 terrible reasons (Psychology Today):

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/tech-support/201512/6-terrible-reasons-anyone-have-child

AND: 10 Things to Know Before Having a Baby