From Person to Parent
Those who have struggled with fertility or who cannot conceive for other reasons often come to the table as relative experts on the subject of how to make a baby. They may know about fertility signs, nutrition, exercise, international adoption regulations, egg and sperm life and more. You may have spent years figuring out how to get from person to parent. When the day comes, however, many are completely unprepared for the actual job.
The good news is, nothing can really prepare you for parenthood. You will fall into it head-first, bleary-eyed and, frankly, a little lost. Don’t worry! You will learn on the job just like any other parent. The journey is the most amazing you will experience in your lifetime, with challenges of equal magnitude.
Having a child will give you a sense of permanence, or the realization that this life is connected to you forever. It can be overwhelming for some, as that degree of responsibility and love will make everything comparatively small. The most important thing you can do before and after a child is born is to communicate with your spouse, partner or other loved one about what you are feeling. You will need to manage your stress, and talking helps.
In addition to our agency guiding you through this transformative journey, you may also choose to seek support of experienced parenting coaches both before and after you become parents to offer you crucial guidance on various aspects of parenting. From managing sleep schedules to effective communication with your child, these coaches provide personalized advice tailored to your needs. The wisdom they offer can be an invaluable asset, adding a layer of support and reassurance as you navigate the early stages of parenthood. With the additional resource of parenting coaches and therapists, you have one more avenue of support, enriching your experience and helping you become the parent you aspire to be.