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No. 1 /5
When you think about starting a family, how does that make you feel? *
It's a long way off, so I don’t really think about it.
Just the thought of it makes me feel very anxious.
I have mixed feelings. Excited but scared at the same time.
I have thought about it a lot and feel emotionally prepared for it.
No. 2 /5
How do you think your life might change once you have a baby? *
I'm hoping life will be pretty much the same.
I worry that everything will be different and I’ll lose my independence.
I'm hopeful that life will be better for us as a couple.
I reckon it will be joyful, but also scary at times.
No. 3 /5
If you found out that you or your partner were pregnant today, how do you imagine you will feel? *
I really wouldn't want that right now.
Quite scared and unprepared.
Apprehensive but happy at the same time.
It would very welcome news and I'd feel positive about it.
No. 4 /5
What is your main reason for thinking about starting a family?
My family and friends expect me to, so I feel a pressure to do so.
Having a baby will give me a new lease of life.
It is the next logical step in our relationship.
My partner and I have always wanted to have a family together.
No. 5 /5
Having a child can impact heavily on family finances. Have you as a couple discussed this? *
We'll both have to carry on working as there's no way round that.
Money is a source of tension in our relationship, but we realise we'll have to cut back on a lot of things.
We have some savings which will help in the beginning.
We have budgeted for this and have got a financial plan in place.