Cupid's Pulse Article: Beyoncé Knowles: Pregnancy “When I Am Ready”Cupid's Pulse Article: Beyoncé Knowles: Pregnancy “When I Am Ready”

Superstar Beyoncé Knowles has a broad range of issues on her plate, but pregnancy isn’t one of them.  The singer has previously acknowledged her wish for a baby, and assures U.K.’s YOU magazine that her plans have not changed.  However, she says she is determined “to continue to learn about the world and to eventually have a family.”  This attitude allows for the Dreamgirls actress to continue work on her acting, singing, songwriting, and her new perfume, Heat.  Knowles adds that isn’t on any schedule: “It will happen when I am ready.”

How can you deal with the pressure to start a family?

Cupid’s Advice:

1. Analyze: You need to be sure of you and your partner’s maturity, financial stability, and ambitions.  Only commit to pregnancy when you and your partner are ready to devote 100 percent of your time to a new baby.  Don’t sacrifice your dreams of traveling the world just to please the in-laws.

2. Reality check: Not everybody is ready for a baby at 25.  Your best friend who has been playing with dolls and babysitting since the age of 12 is probably more eager to start a family than you are.  Follow Beyoncé’s advice and only try for pregnancy when you are ready.

3. Don’t rush: New advances in medicines and procedures, like in vitro fertilization, have made it easier for women to become pregnant later in life.  Your doctor will help you to become pregnant whenever you wish for it.  Don’t race against any biological clock.