I want to, but…

One part of me wanted to be pregnant yet I was scared of Steve’s reaction. It wasn’t good. I thought he was going to have a nervous breakdown right then. At work everyone is always teasing him about how many children he has and whether he’s had the big “V” yet. As if it’s any of their business!

Joan, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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I want to have children but my wife has an illness that reduces chances of pregnancy by at least sixty percent… but the big problem is the cost of each intervention (invio, four thousand dollars and invitro, two thousand dollars for each application, with no guarantee). To adopt a child is even worse – $15,000 to $25,000. In these circumstances it’s practically impossible to start a family without help form the government or some other organization.

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Family is an important part of an individual’s life and of society… but with all the world problems we face these days it’s no longer possible for a young couple to plan a large family, and this is really unfortunate.

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