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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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26. And baby makes four…or five…

Sooner or later, you’ll have to break the news to your other children. When do you tell them you are pregnant? How can you involve them in your pregnancy?

After your partner, perhaps the first people you will want to tell about your pregnancy are your other children – but what do you tell them, and when? It depends a lot on the age and maturity of the children.

The most important thing is to make your children feel that they are part of the events of pregnancy right from the outset. This baby is as much part of their family as yours, and they may have questions, concerns and even worries as well as excitement.

School-aged children have a concept of pregnancy from relatives, friends and people that they see ...

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