How to Talk to Your Partner About Having Another Baby

Many couples find it difficult to bring up the prospect of having children. Even if you are already parents, bringing up the prospect of having another baby can be tough, as having another child is an emotional decision which will affect your household in more ways than one. However, talking about your needs regarding family expansion is essential, regardless of the decision that you come to.

Be Patient:

If you want to have another baby and your partner does not, broaching the subject is unlikely to be easy for either of you. Bringing a child into the world affects both parents, so most will agree that it’s important for each party to be in agreement before going forward. Adopting a patient and understanding attitude is a crucial step which will make it easier to talk about having another baby with your partner. This is especially true if your decision to have another child is likely to lead to procedures such as vasectomy reversal or IVF.

Be Specific About Your Expectations:

Whether it’s your first or your fifth child, having another baby is a massive decision that will impact the rest of your life. For families, welcoming another member can affect every member emotionally and financially over the long-term. So, it’s important to be clear about your expectations for having another child; the more specific you are regarding your wishes, the easier it will be for your partner to weigh up the options. Be specific about your expectations for the conversation itself – let your partner know if you don’t want a decision straight away, for example.

Consider Career and Financial Implications:

Becoming parents will affect your careers and your finances; most new parents require leave from work once a baby is born and bringing up a small child often means that parents no longer have the time to dedicate themselves as much to their career or work as many hours as they once did. If your partner’s objections tend to be financially motivated, it may be worth taking the time to calculate if you can afford to expand your family right now or come up with a plan to help you achieve this.

Most importantly, both partners should be honest and open with one another about their wishes to expand their family to enable them to reach a compromise that works. If a vasectomy is stopping you and your partner from having another child, get in touch today to book your consultation with NYC’s best vasectomy reversal doctor.

Call our offices today at (646) 862-5500 to discuss your specific case. You’ll work with the best urologist in New York to determine what is best for your needs

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Vasectomy surgery entails cutting the vas deferens to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate in order to produce long term sterility. (click to enlarge)

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