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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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22. Meet the parents

What sort of parents will you make? You’re bound to have concerns, but you’re not alone…

You are getting ready for one of the most profoundly life-changing events you will ever experience. You may not feel ready; you may be concerned about how your relationship with your partner – and your own parents – will change.

When you are expecting your first child you get so focused on birth as the culmination of your experience – pregnancy – that you don’t spend much time thinking about the beginning of your new role as a parent. You spend weeks assembling a layette cuter than a box of kittens; you buy all manner of state-of-the-art breast pumps and tiny furniture; but you do not prepare emotionally for your new role. And it’s ...

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