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Advice From Same Sex Couples - Baby's First Year

Same sex couple IVF is growing in popularity as a way for couples to start a family.  While many couples plan for the fertility process, many do not realize that getting pregnant is just the beginning of their journey to parenthood.  Being prepared for your baby’s first year is an important part of the same sex couple IVF process.  

Learning from other parents can save time and frustration.  blog5-1Advice from other couples include:

 

Communicate

Communication is especially important during your baby’s first year.  Chances are you both will be sleep deprived and, at times, frustrated.  It’s common to feel less connected to one another during this time. Keeping the lines of communication open help your baby and continue to strengthen your relationship.

Spend Time Together

After working hard to create your family, it’s natural to want to spend as much time with the baby as possible.  However, it is important to allow yourselves sometime together.  Even if you just have a family member or friend come over to allow you to take a short walk together, one on one time is important.

Know Your Boundaries

As a same sex couple, you may encounter individuals who have questions about your relationship and your child.  Decide what information you want to share and who you want to have those conversations with.  Knowing what you want to share before hand can help to avoid stressful situations later on. 

Engage Your Support Team

It’s easy to become isolated during the first year with your baby.  However, maintaining your support group, especially with other parents, is important.  Talking with other parents helps to keep you grounded and to realize that all parents deal with the same issues.  Sharing experiences with other new parents can be therapeutic. 

To receive additional information on using same sex couple IVF to grow your family, contact the experts at New Hope Fertility Center today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676.  Thank you.

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Topics: Same Sex Couples, Fertility Medication, IVF Treatment

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