I am a recently married independent trainer and we are planning a child in the next year or two. Our concern is how I will continue to contribute to the household while unable to train for several months. And the second question is how I will manage childcare while training odd hours. I’m looking for actual experience and advice!
I do both, and how often I train is dependent on how often I want my daughter in childcare and how often family can step in and help us. I love the balance of staying home and working some. If the gym you train at has childcare, that is an option. With a young daughter, I have made the decision that now is the time to focus more on her and raising her, and later (ie: when she is in school), I can increase the number of hours I train.
There isn’t one set answer. You and your husband need to determine what is best for your family at the end of the day.