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Parenthood Pointers for Intended Parents Would-be parents have much to think about with every pregnancy. Throw in the confusing medical, legal, financial and social challenges of surrogacy and it can become a whole circus of intended parents forgetting to prepare for their most important journey yet – parenthood. Getting caught up in the world of surrogacy is easy, but as an intended parent, you need to plan well for the arrival of your angel. Here are some tips to help you out: 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. Get in touch with your local school district, county family services, pediatrician or hospital and ask about parenting classes and other resources that could be helpful to you. They can provide advice on preparing for your baby’s arrival, and on services that come in handy when that time comes. 3. Be ready for change. At least for the first few months, your life will probably be mostly about your new little bundle. Get ready for midnight feedings and a not so liberal social schedule, and talk about childcare roles, expectations and responsibilities with other household members in advance. 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 necessary in terms of providing for your new child’s physical needs, but at the same time, it is also a great way absorb the mindset of being a parent. 5. Get support. Parenthood can be challenging, but friends and family generally know that. Don’t refuse help when it’s available; in fact, build a support system to help you when your comes home. 6. Relax. You may have an idea as to how you would like to parent your child, but be ready to be flexible. There are times when some things don’t go as intended, even if we only intended for the best for our child, and that is okay. Let go of some control. 7. Enjoy your journey! Though you may not experience the pregnancy firsthand, you have all nine months (give or take) to emotionally, mentally and even physically prepare for your baby’s arrival. Get as involved as you much as you can during your surrogate’s pregnancy, enroll in registries and absolutely have a baby shower! The child is every inch yours.