Author Susan Jeffers Ph.D. offers Questions for Mindful Consideration. She says that parenthood can be the right choice if you can truly say "Yes" to the following statements:

Statement 1:

Even though my life is good right now, I am ready to trade it in for a different one.

Statement 2

I have experienced many of the things I have always wanted to experience, such as education, career goals, and travel.

Statement 3

I realize that having a child will mean putting certain aspects of my relationship and other areas of my life on the back burner until my child grows up.

Statement 4                              I understand that the process of parenting can be difficult.