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- Childbirth is an Athletic Event - April 26, 2017
- How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen – During Pregnancy, Make the Most of Each Visit - April 19, 2017
- When You Leave the Baby with Dad . . . - February 18, 2017
When you are first pregnant, you will have days of elation and excitement and you will have bad days. Ideally, you and your husband or partner can maintain good communication throughout this time in your pregnancy. It’s vital to you both. Never have you needed a sounding board more, and never has your need for reassurance been greater… both of you!
You are normal and healthy and want to have this baby. Say so!
A close, loving relationship is so important to the role of parenting. Sharing your love for each other with your baby increases the amount of love, it does not decrease it. Love is not given to you in a measurement. You can’t “run out.” It will grow to encompass all of the loves in your life. You will be enriched by adding your love to encircle this new child. It will make your relationship with each other bigger and wider as you expand to include this new family member. But you are not sure of that yet and it’s okay to be a bit worried about sharing your life with another person.
The worry will be gone when you hold your baby in your arms.