Things to Consider Before Having Your First Baby

Baby & Parenting

Making the decision to have a child is a big one, especially when it’s your first. Getting your ducks in a row is essential for making this most seamless process as possible. Starting a family is very unpredictable, so it will be difficult to cover every possible scenario. But there are things you should keep in mind when you’re planning your pregnancy.

Let’s review some of the things you should consider before you get pregnant.

Your Work-Life Balance

Are you going to be working while you’re pregnant and after you have the baby? What accommodations will your job make for you? If you’re going to work while raising your infant, you’ll need a really good nanny. You want to find one well before your due date.

Of course, if you’re planning this pregnancy with a significant other, get their input on whether they will watch the baby while you work. This would make things a lot easier and cheaper on your part.

The Weight Gain and Weight Loss

It’s common to gain a lot of weight during each pregnancy. You can minimize this by eating healthy food choices. This is hard when you’re craving every candy and ice cream in the market. But try to be disciplined, because after you have the baby, it doesn’t end there. The extra pounds you put on will stay and possible grow if you’re not careful. It’s a good idea to breastfeed to help reduce your stomach size faster.

Nursing vs Formula

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