Wow. I love this piece.
I, personally, have confidently told every partner since I was 19 (I just turned 30) that I don't want to give birth. It is just something that never appealed/I'm terrified of it, to be honest. My mother had two miscarriages and a heartbreaking loss of a stillborn ten years before she had me – and I *know* I am not strong enough to recover if something like that happened to me. Women are amazing.
I have always said, if my mind changed that I would adopt. I work with kids, I LOVE them, but being a mom isn't something I've always dreamed of. I knew that women feel push back to kids question but didn't realize how lucky I was for not feeling this pressure.