More thoughts on when to have a baby
This whole subject brings up the question of whether to add yet
another baby to our grossly overpopulated planet in the first place.
Don't do it for religious reasons. In many religious cults, it's
a matter of doctrine for the adherents to breed large families. The
purpose of this doctrine is to keep the adherents poor, and poverty
is a proven way to keep adherents in a cult. A person truly
concerned about morality would not have a large family, considering
the consequences to what is presumably God's creation.
Don't do it to pass on your family name. This particular bit of
vanity is ridiculous, when you think about it. The "end of the line"
is not something to even worry about. Family names are an artificial
construct, and these lines can end for many reasons.
Don't do it to be fulfilled. If you "need" to have kids to "be
fulfilled" then something is wrong. If you are bringing children
into this world, you should do so with the goal of rearing them into
happy, well-adjusted adults. If your emotional well being is their
burden, your kids will be psychotic instead. Don't do that to them.