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How Did You Know You Were “Ready” To Be A Mom?

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photo Courtesy Of Patrice Douglas

“How did you know you were ready to have a baby?” This was the question a friend recently posed to us, and one that we’ve heard several times before and even pondered ourselves before jumping on the crazy/amazing ride that is pregnancy and motherhood. Of course, the answer is as varied as mothers themselves, and not exactly clear-cut. Sometimes women (and men) aren’t sure they’re “ready” until they find themselves with a baby in their arms, and at that point, the question itself is a bit moot. Still, the big question remains, especially for those thinking about trying to get pregnant, and so we asked over 20 of our mama friends coast-to-coast to answer the question from their own point of view. Have your own story to add to the conversation? We would love to hear how you knew you were ready in the comments below.

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