Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have children

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have children

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Most women dream of experiencing the joy of motherhood, but in modern society, views on this have already changed. Not everyone wants to have children, and some are even glad that they don't have kids. Three British women openly told why they did not want to become mothers. Everyone has their own reasons, but the conclusion is the same: they are happy, although childless.Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenThe results of a recent study showed that one in five British women born in the 60s had never had children. Three women openly told about the reasons for their decision not to become mothers.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenFiona Murphy, 53, is a hypnotherapist from Rutland. She's lonely. The British woman is glad that she can enjoy life without putting children first. She travels a lot and claims that motherhood is not the main happiness in life.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenFiona always thought she would build a family like most women. She started living with her boyfriend at the age of 23, but the relationship didn't go well. Her ex-husband had two young children from a previous marriage, but her stepmother did not take part in their upbringing. After 10 years, the couple broke up, and the woman decided to start life with a clean slate.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenFiona does not regret that she never managed to start a family. She loves children, but has never been obsessed with becoming a mother. The British woman adores her nieces and often spends time with them. Ms. Murphy believes that not all women are programmed to give birth and raise babies. Colleagues and relatives often ask her if she is infertile, why she does not become a mother. Some even suspected her of non-traditional sexual orientation.

Parents hope that the children will take care of them in old age, but Fiona considers such an obligation unfair. She has many childless friends who support each other. In addition, the woman has a horse, a labrador and a cat, who replace her children, giving the mistress their love and devotion.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have children63-year-old Isi Hann works in television. She lives in Suffolk with her 59-year-old husband Richard.

In December 1992, the woman underwent a serious operation after she had an ectopic pregnancy. At that time, she was 35 years old, and she wanted to have a baby, even though it was unplanned. But at Easy's fallopian tube burst. After the operation, the doctors said that she would no longer be able to become a mother.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenEasy began to build a career in television in 1984. She liked work, and even more — hanging out with friends. The British woman had many boyfriends, but she did not start a serious relationship.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenSince then, the woman realized that she would never become a mother. She bought a dog and began to devote a lot of time to her nephews. In March 2001, a woman met her future husband, Richard, on a blind date. The couple got married in 2003. Both knew that they would not have children, but they did not consider either adoption or surrogacy. The couple travel around the world, discovering new countries. They visited Malta, Jamaica, Barbados and other exotic places.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenIn 2016, Isi fell ill with leukemia. Richard has become a reliable support for her. A year later, they went on a cruise to the Caribbean Islands, and once again exchanged vows of loyalty. Although the British woman sometimes feels sad that she never became a mother, she is grateful for everything that fate has given her.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have children48-year-old Vicki Price is a lawyer and consultant on prisoners' rights. She is single and lives in London.

The British woman says that she feels sorry for poor mothers who have to constantly calm screaming children and suffer from stress. Vicky honestly admits that she has never had maternal feelings. She likes babies, but in life a woman has completely different goals.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenIn 1989 , Vicky entered the University of the West of England to the Faculty of Law. She was an activist, took part in events dedicated to the protection of human rights. The girl was an assistant in a nursery for the children of prisoners, but never wanted to have a child of her own.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenThe British woman's career was developing rapidly. She has traveled all over the world, including Thailand, Armenia, Ethiopia, Ukraine, as a human rights activist. In 2004, Vicky became a Legal officer from the UN in Kosovo, she was engaged in the protection of the rights of minorities.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenThe longest relationship was formed in Kosovo and lasted for two years. But Vicky's heart was broken — she could not be with her beloved because of different religious views. In 2005 , the woman left Kosovo. The British woman still communicates with her ex-boyfriend, but he has already married another one. After parting with her lover, Vicky became very cautious, afraid to feel heartache again. Since then, she has not had a serious relationship, although she has dated several men.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenThe woman has been single for several years, and claims that she feels great. She doesn't have enough time to chat on dating sites and search for her soulmate. Vicky does not rule out that she may get married in the future, but prefers a free relationship that does not commit to anything. While the British woman feels young and full of energy, she does not want to think about old age.

Non-maternal instinct: three British women told why they did not want to have childrenVicky does not envy mothers, seeing how much nerves they spend on raising children. She enjoys relaxing, traveling and having fun evenings surrounded by friends. When relatives ask Vicky why she doesn't want to become a mother, she always changes the subject.

Motherhood noticeably changes a woman's body. But there are also deeper changes affecting the character and worldview. These questions were asked by Lithuanian photographer Vida Markevichute, who dedicated her photo project "Becoming a mother" to this topic.

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