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Parenthood Tips 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. The following are some helpful tips: 1. Read up.
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Thousands of pages online and offline are dedicated to the topic of newborn care and parenting. All this information could be overwhelming, so it’s wise to read one or two of them at a time just to help you lay down your parenthood expectations early on.
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2. Sign up for parenting classes. Call your pediatrician, hospital, county family services office or your local school district and inquire about parenting classes and other resources that may be useful to you. They can offer advice regarding preparing for the arrival of your baby, and also on services that you will need from that time on. 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 middle-of-the-night feedings and a conservative social schedule, and talk to household members about childcare responsibilities, roles and expectations ahead of time. 4. Start gathering baby essentials. While your baby is yet unborn, start buying essential items, such as a stroller, crib, feeding bottles, etc. This step is a must in as far as physically providing for your new child is concerned, but at the same time, it is also a good way to get into the parent mindset. 5. Have a support network. 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 likely have an idea how you want to parent your child, but make sure you are flexible enough to go with the flow. Things sometimes end up far from how we planned them, even if we only planned for the best for our child, and that is natural. You have to learn to let go. 7. Enjoy your new world! 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. Involve yourself as much as possible throughout your surrogate’s pregnancy, enroll in registries and have a baby shower – no one said you can’t! The child is every inch yours.