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The Baby Decision

How to Make the Most Important Choice of Your Life
Narrated by: Kathleen Godwin
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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From confusion to confidence in five steps with the help of this revised and updated edition.

The Baby Decision is a clear, compassionate guide to making a parenting or child-free decision with confidence. Many women of childbearing age and their partners find it hard to make this life-changing decision. Without a crystal ball, what can you do? Some women say, “I like the idea of motherhood, but how do I know I’d really enjoy it?" or "What will happen to my job, my relationship, my sanity?” or “I’m leaning toward being child-free, but will I be sorry later?” 

Merle Bombardieri, MSW, LICSW, has been helping people make this decision for over 30 years in her therapy and coaching practice and in her baby decision workshops. With a depth that only a psychotherapist can provide, she shows you strategies for dealing with doubt and ambivalence and uncovering your deepest self-knowledge. Through anecdotes, exercises, guidelines, and checklists, she leads you to your best possible choice.

Imagine the relief of finally cutting through the tangled vines of pros and cons and seeing a clear decision emerge. Merle helps you not only to make a decision but to use it as an opportunity for you and your relationship to grow.

You will learn how to:

  • Use dozens of “secret doors” exercises to uncover hidden feelings and wisdom.
  • Separate your own needs and preferences from societal myths and expectations.
  • Give full consideration to the rewards and opportunities of living child-free.
  • Talk constructively with your partner even if you disagree.
  • Manage work-life balance and keep your relationship strong.
  • Make decisions about one-child families, single and gay parenting, fertility, and adoption.
  • Borrow some of the benefits of the other choice.

You will also learn how to trust your decision and make the most of it. The audiobook includes resources, bibliography, and index. It also has a bonus section on preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy.

©2016 Merle A. Bombardieri (P)2019 Merle A. Bombardieri

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  • 23-02-20

insightful guide for most important decision

the author gives the reader a framework how to make decision that will change ones life completely - have or nit have baby