By April Littleton
Halle Berry and her husband, Olivier Martinez welcomed a baby boy Saturday. It is the second child for the Oscar winner. A source at the hospital told People,”Olivier hasn’t left Halle’s side. Nahla visited her baby brother earlier today. The baby was born in in Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
What are some ways to decide whether to have another child?
Sometimes deciding on whether or not you should have another child can be harder than it was the first time around. You’re not just talking about creating a new life, you’re about to change your entire family dynamic. Cupid has some tips:
1. Finances: Will you be able to afford another baby? If you help provide the household funds, think about if you can manage to take the needed time off. You’ll have to buy everything in twos or threes now. Adding another child can put a strain on your finances, so be sure you’re ready for the challenge.
2. Siblings:¬†How old are the children you already have? Are they old enough to understand what will happen? If not, they might act out when your attention is drawn to the new baby. It’s not just you and your partner who need to be prepared for a new family member, but the kids you’re in the process of raising need a heads up as well.
3. You’ve discussed it: Obviously, you need to let your partner know about your baby fever before you stop taking birth control. Your significant other might be able to think more rationally than you about the situation, especially if you’re not really in a good place for another child. Let them know your thoughts and see what they have to say.
How did you decide to have another child? Share your experience below.