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Think Twice Before Asking Parents If They'll Have More Kids

Tuesday 24 November 2020

 

From ABC Life:

 

Baby
There are many reasons someone may find a
question about having another child painful,
awkward or simply annoying to answer.
(Unsplash: Paul Hanaoka)
 

Think twice before asking parents if they'll have more kids

ABC Life By Kellie Scott
12 November 2020
© 2020 ABC.

Before Elizabeth Wenzler's daughter was born, the 34-year-old wasn't sure how many children she would have.

Following childbirth, she was diagnosed with glandular fever, chronic fatigue syndrome and two other medical conditions.

"I decided fairly early into my illness that I wouldn't have another child. I did not want to put my body through pregnancy again," the Melburnian says.

"I am still ill 10 years later. I have ranged from moderately affected to severe and bedbound."

Elizabeth says if she were to improve, she'd rather "make up for lost time" than go through another pregnancy.

But her circumstances don't stop people from asking, "Will you have a second?" or telling her she'll change her mind when she answers no.

 

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