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Am I ready to be a parent?

Do I know how much a child will change my life?

Do I know what it costs to raise a child?

Both joys and challenges come with parenting. Mixed feelings about becoming a parent are normal.

The arrival of a baby brings many role changes for many members of the family; not to mention the change in parents sleeping and eating patterns.

Preparing for a pregnancy has many benefits, such as:
having a healthier pregnancy
avoiding or minimizing pregnancy complications
giving birth to a healthier baby
minimizing your child's risk of future adult health problems

Talk to family, friends and other parents. Start discussing how you might deal with the emotional, physical and financial changes that parenthood brings. This will help you make decisions that are right for you. Some couples take a long time to get pregnant. Talk to your health care provider if you are concerned.


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Updated Sep 22, 2017