Now you’ll get to see your baby grow and change firsthand. One of the most remarkable parts of this new stage is that as your baby develops and thrives from interaction with you, you will also grow. The work of parenting is joyful, important, challenging and deeply satisfying work that is worthy of everyone’s best efforts, including your family, friends and community: You’ll need their support during this journey. It’s important that you consider their advice, but it’s also key to develop a parenting style that best fits you. Learn as much as you can, so you’re prepared to make safe and healthy choices that are best for you and your baby, since these decisions don’t end with birth.
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