Without children of their own free will
Fifty, even 20 years ago, a woman who consciously decided not to have children would at best be regarded as strange, at worst she would be an outcast. According to one of the researchers, she "broke the taboo." Indeed, more recently, the pressure of society forced many of those women who doubted their ability to experience maternal feelings to become unlucky mothers involuntarily.
Now this pressure, although it has not completely disappeared, is gradually weakening. Increasingly, motherhood is viewed as a matter of choice, and not as a destination, and the few women who choose childlessness, according to one of the estimates, from 3 to 6 percent of married women do not meet the previous hostility and in many cases can even count for support. Instead of the word with a negative connotation “childless” (childless) is increasingly used “child-free” (child-free). This definition more accurately describes the attitude of women to the lifestyle that they have chosen.
Previous prejudices disappear that women who did not want to have children are selfish, immature, have a nasty character, that they are unhappy creatures, that they are, at best, indifferent to children.