I have never nor will I ever be forced into anything and I am insulted that some women seem to look down upon women who CHOOSE to sacrifice their careers and become mothers. Being a Mother is the most Noble and Honorable calling a person can do. Do people not remember that it is the Mother that teaches the most fundimental and important lessons and virtues and are so valued (and sometimes absent but I'll get to that later) in society today. Just maybe could people think that the 'old way' of doing 'family' was the best way. The family were Dad is the bread winner and feel pride in being able to support his family. A Mother that stays home and manages her family with love and nurturing that only a mother can do. With Children that have a security that comes from knowing that their mom is waiting at home for them when they get home from school.
I think is just selfish to have the view that you need to not 'lose yourself' once you have children. I have lost myself. But I found a much better version of me. MOM