So you’re becoming a parent? Congratulations. Your life is about to completely change, and rightly so.
Truth be told, one could take out a second mortgage to get all the things people say you should get when having a baby. But what are the essentials you need to take care of your newborn, without going bankrupt? Read on for my top 10 (+1!) list of items for your new bundle of joy!
Pregnancy after previous loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss) is a complex time. For the pregnant person, it is a time of joy, but it can also be filled with intense fear, anxiety, worry, and isolation. It is a time where the external world meets your pregnancy in celebration but doesn’t always make space to hold the other emotions that come along with it. Society’s lack of acknowledgement can make you feel like you are alone; that maybe something is wrong with you for not being 100 percent excited, joyful, or connected to your pregnancy.
With the debate that erupts around naming babies, expectant parents may wonder: How much should popular trends and others’ opinions influence our decision? How should we manage negative feedback for the name we choose?
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