As it turns out, livestock and crops aren’t the only things 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 Valley.
The sons and daughters of Pelican Town will no longer be accidents
As you'd expect, it makes your character do a little bit more thinking when jumping into bed with their partner of choice - and be sure to check out our character hub, so you can make an informed decision as to who you want to make babies with!
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” 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’. Keep in mind, however, this can only be achieved by maintaining the 10 hearts of friendship - or, ideally, marriage - with your spouse.
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 will 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.
But there you have it, that's how to install Planned Parenthood in Pelican Town! We have a list of our favourite Stardew Valley mods for you to check out, as well as plenty of other guides like how to upgrade your tools, and how to repair the community center!