Is There a "Right" Family Size? Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz Explains

Published 06/30 2014 03:02PM

Updated 06/30 2014 05:11PM

Do you see your family as more like the Cleavers, the Bradys, or somewhere in between? No matter how small or how big, the size of your family matters. Determining and planning for that size is a topic on many women's minds. In fact, a recent survey of 1,000 women who are in committed relationships, are done having kids, and are not using permanent birth control found that over half said the main benefit of not getting pregnant again was enjoying the family they currently have, while 72 percent are interested in family planning methods that are permanent.

Regardless of the perfect size, women need to feel educated and confident in the options and choices available to them when making the right decision.

Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, M.D. discusses a new initiative, Family Size Matters, designed to help educate women and their spouses about their family planning options and encourage discussion with their healthcare provider to help them determine and stick with their ideal family size. 

More About Dr. Gilberg-Lenz:
A Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz received her medical degree in 1996 from the USC School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz is involved in women's empowerment and public education, and appears frequently as an expert in women's health and integrative medicine on TV, in print and on-line. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz has appeared on Dr. Drew's Lifechangers, The Tyra Banks Show, The Today Show, Headline News and Bill OReilly's No Spin Zone. Dr Gilberg-Lenz is co-founder of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers Green Committee and is deeply committed to the promotion of healing that involves individuals, families, communities and the planet. She and her family give back by devoting their time to charities including the Big Sunday Organization and Gramercy Housing Group. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz is a paid spokesperson for Bayer. 

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