This may spell bad news for new parents, but research has shown that having a kid is not paticularly beneficial to you.
If you've noticed that your friends are starting to raise little families of their own, and you fancy a slice of parental bliss, you may want to hear what the experts have to say about parenthood first.
Scientific studies have shown that having a child can severely effect numerous things in your life ranging from money to sleep and even sex.
Greg and Mitch, who host a YouTube science show, have detailed the damaging effects that a child can have on individuals as well as couples.
Here are a few of their key stats.
For starters, marriages have been shown to struggle significantly after the birth of a child.
Bustlereport that 70 per cent couples experience slumps in their relationship within the first three years of a child's birth.
This can be attributed to a variety of things; including less intimacy, less money, differences in opinion on how to raise the child, and an overall lack of time spent together.