Stardew Valley Modder Makes Parenthood a Bit More Planned

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As it turns out, livestock and crops aren’t the only thing being cultivated in Stardew Valley, with players eager to draft in some extra little hands to help out around the farm.

While every adult in the game has probably been told about the birds and bees in a manner that means they won’t get too reckless in Grandpa’s old bed, one modder has decided to make sure this is the case.

That’s right, a new mod brings the concept of planned parenthood to Stardew.

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The mod in question is called “Planned Parenthood” by modder aedenthorn, whose 166 other Stardew mods let you do everything from jumping on a trampoline to growing plants on your character’s head.

As you’d expect, it makes your character do a little bit more thinking when jumping into bed with their partner of choice.

The question being pondered? Well, it’s whether or not they want to “initiate a baby event with a spouse” instead of going to sleep, an option that definitely sounds more romantic than it does cold and scientific.

If you’re down to get down, selecting the option “have a baby”, which will only appear if your spouse has ten hearts worth of love for you, will set you on the road to having your own tiny tot faster than you can say ‘there go my savings for the next 18 years’.

Don’t worry if you’d prefer your Stardew family to adopt either, as this is an option, meaning you don’t have to worry about your character’s kids inheriting the wrong head-based plant.

To get the mod working, you’ll first need to grab Pathoschild’s mod “SMAPI - Stardew Modding API”, which’ll help load it up properly.

You might also want to pick up another of aedenthorn’s mods, called “Free Love”, which gives you a lot more options when it comes to having relationships with other characters in the game.

So, get ready for a big trip through IKEA’s child section and follow us for more updates on the weird and wonderful modding communities of games like Stardew Valley, Skyrim, and Elden Ring.