You need to step back when you feel so overwhelmed, says Annalisa Barbieri
My mother was recently diagnosed with a terminal disease, with a prognosis of two to four years. I am 34, close to my mum and she’s a great mother, but for the last few years she has been pressuring me to have a baby. And since being diagnosed, she has upped the pressure.
My partner of 12 years has never wanted children. Although I imagined I would have children when we met in our early 20s, it didn’t seem important at the time and I hoped he might change his mind. I assumed I would get broody at some point, and that would force the issue – but I never have.