The morning after my 36th birthday, I woke up and my stomach dropped. I realized with alarm that if I was going to have children that I would need to make it happen soon. My biological clock was ticking loudly, but I was still not fully on board with having a baby. And I didn’t understand why. I felt like I was the only one who wasn’t sure about having kids.
Over the next 3 years I struggled through sleepless nights, anxiety attacks, ambivalence, uncertainty, and countless conversations with friends, family, and even strangers. I asked everyone about their experiences having children or not having children. I read several books and scoured the internet for any helpful resources on the baby debate. Unfortunately, I never found a website that really seemed to delve deeply into this life-altering dilemma that I found myself in. I couldn’t find any unbiased support that would be helpful in my quest to answer my baby question.
That is why I created The Baby Question. I want to help women and men answer their own baby questions so that they don’t have to suffer through years of anxiety and turmoil like I did. I am creating the resource that I didn’t have.
I knew that I couldn’t be the only person that experiences confusion and angst over whether or not to have children. And I was right! I’ve now had the opportunity through The Baby Question to connect with others and help them gain clarity.
My goal is to:
- help people uncover their own truth,
- to feel empowered in making a choice,
- to feel confident in their choice,
- to know how to communicate their decision to others and
- to make plans that fulfill their dreams.
Along this journey I have also helped women and men with other reproductive decisions such as deciding whether or not to have another round of IVF, whether or not to have a baby as a single parent, and whether or not to have another child. I’ve also helped couples work through issues when one partner wants a child and the other doesn’t.
I am Alison Myers and I am passionate about helping people live a fulfilling life that they design. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and a Board Certified Art Therapist. I help people for a living and I LOVE what I do.
If you would like additional support to answer your baby question, please check out the services we offer by clicking here. If you’d like to contact us, please fill out this contact form here and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours. We look forward to hearing from you!