If you’re thinking about starting a family, don’t let anything get in your way to create the life you want. Many different options are available for starting a family the way you want, no matter where you live.
Co-parenting occurs when two individuals share responsibility for raising a child, and they are not married to one another. The two parents have to work together to make a balanced and healthy home for the child. Whether this situation is from a divorce or from a pre-set agreement, both parties need to create a clear line of communication throughout every step of raising the child. Co-parenting can be platonic co-parents or they have tried dating.
Most people understand that smoking increases the risk for heart, vascular, and lung disease. But many don’t realize that smoking can damage your fertility--for both men and women.
Planning to conceive a child requires healthy sperm. People often downplay the importance of sperm health for fertility--when you should be taking all the necessary precautions for your future family.
These days, you don’t have to choose a traditional way to start a family. Many people are more focused on their career goals to find the right partner for life. If you’re single and feeling pressures of the biological clock, or frustrated by short-term casual relationships and are still ready to meet someone to have children with, co-parenting could be a great option for you!
Choosing to start a family by a sperm donor is increasing in popularity and enhancing family dynamics. In fact, some 30,000 to 60,000 babies born in the United States were conceived through sperm donation, out of approximately four million American babies born that year in 2017.
Today, parenting roles, styles and relationships are taking a progressive leap. Parents don’t necessarily have to marry or even live together to raise a loving, connected family. However, choosing this arrangement raises a lot of questions. It is important to communicate with one another throughout the process and set guidelines, even if the parents are not living together. Here are some tips for a successful co-parenting situation when you don’t live together.
Leading a healthy lifestyle for the baby (and for yourself!) is much more than just eating the right foods. Maintaining - or starting - healthy exercise habits is best for your mental well being as well as weight fluctuation and daily discomforts. We are going to talk about how exercise can help you stay healthy and specific exercises that will help with the many discomforts of pregnancy. There are other important ways to stay healthy like eliminating toxins and essential oils from your home (bet you didn’t think of that one!). Finally, we want to focus on mental health because we know how much anxiety can come from pregnancy and the looming knowledge you are about to have your first baby.
As we all know, finding love is not as easy as the movies make it out to be. Finding the right one can take years, and by then it may be too late to have a kid. Many young adults are no longer getting married in their 20s, instead choosing to wait until they are more financially stable, established in a career, or simply more mature. This means that a woman’s window of opportunity to have a kid has shrunk significantly. Many single women (and men) are now choosing to skip finding a partner and become a single parent.
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