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Intended Parents – Tips for Going About Parenthood Parents-to-be have so much to consider with any pregnancy. When you throw in the convoluted social, legal, financial and medical challenges that come with surrogacy, intended parents can quickly get so absorbed in the whole process that they forget to get ready for their most important journey up ahead: parenthood. It’s easy to get held up in the world of surrogacy, but being an intended parent, it is crucial to think about your plans once your angel arrives. The following are some helpful tips: 1. Get reading.
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Countless pages both online and offline are dedicated to the subject of newborn care and parenting. Though all this information can be daunting, it may be a smart idea to read one or two every now and then to help you set your expectations as a to-be parent.
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2. Sign up for parenting classes. Speak to your pediatrician or call your county family services office, local school district or hospital and ask about parenting courses and other resources that you can benefit from. They can offer advice regarding preparing for the arrival of your baby, and also on services that you will need from that time on. 3. Get ready for change. At least for the first few months, your life will probably be mostly about your new little bundle. Get ready for middle-of-the-night feedings and a conservative social schedule, and talk to household members about childcare responsibilities, roles and expectations ahead of time. 4. Start gathering baby essentials. While waiting for your baby to be born, start shopping for essential items, such as a crib, extra pillows, a stroller, mittens, etc. This step is absolutely necessary in terms of physical preparation, but at the same time, it also helps you ease into the mindset of a parent. 5. Have a support network. Parenthood can be feat, but friends and family often know that. Don’t hesitate to accept help and build a support system that will be there for you when your baby arrives. 6. Relax. You probably have an idea of how you want to be as a parent, but be flexible enough to go with the flow. Sometimes, some things just don’t go as planned even if we only wanted the best for our child, and that is perfectly natural. Let go of some control. 7. Enjoy your new world! Even though you don’t really experience the pregnancy firsthand, you have an entire nine-month period (or so) to spend mentally, emotionally and even physically preparing yourself for your baby’s arrival. Involve yourself as much as possible throughout your surrogate’s pregnancy, enroll in registries and have a baby shower – no one said you can’t! Only the pregnancy isn’t yours – the child is.