I love babies and children. I definitely feel like I’d have a maternal instinct. However, I’m also deathly afraid of chronic pain and I know pregnancy / childbirth can be so much more difficult than some people try to say it is these days. I have severe anxiety and developed bipolar disorder from my childhood too (I’ve learned to cope with it healthily since then, but still). I fear passing on generational trauma and the responsibility of raising a human to be a good person. Yet I also think it would feel incredibly rewarding and fulfilling in my life to do that as well. How do I know if motherhood is right for me? I’m only 23 so I’m not trying to figure it out right now, but I thought some FDS wisdom would help. Also, is there an age I should healthily have kids by? What about the age of my partner?