As you begin to share the news of your pregnancy, and later as your belly grows, you may notice that people—even perfect strangers—want to share their “words of wisdom” with you.
In Western culture, moms receive most of the attention during pregnancy. It’s easy for partners to feel left out and insignificant. Yet both parents emotional needs can be involved in parenting right from the start.
You have a choice before you. You can participate in the awesome responsibility of decision making for you and your baby’s care during pregnancy, labor and birth, or allow routines and standards to determine your care.
Choosing a care provider and choosing a birth setting (the two usually go hand in hand) are two of the most important decisions you’ll make while you’re pregnant.
Are you worrying about something that you put in your body before you knew you were pregnant? The long list of “pregnancy don’ts” isn’t meant to scare expectant mothers.