Prepare Emotionally

Emotions Are Definitely a Part of Pregnancy

Bringing a new life into your own is a huge change. Woman’s is with you every step of the way. We offer information and services you need as you make the journey to parenthood.

Before you become pregnant, it’s important that both you and your partner are emotionally ready. Start by asking important questions about how a child will affect your relationship and your life.

Ten Questions to Ask Before You Become Pregnant

  • Why do you want to become a parent?
  • Are you ready to take on the responsibility of another person for at least the next 18 years?
  • Is your partner ready to become a parent, too?
  • Have you discussed the financial obligation of raising a child?
  • How a child will affect your education or career plans?
  • What are your child care options?
  • Are you prepared to parent a child who is sick or has special needs?
  • Are you ready to give up your free time and put the needs of another person before your own?
  • Are you prepared to raise a child alone, if necessary?
  • Have you and your partner discussed any religious or moral differences?

Craving Knowledge

Once you decide to have a child, you’ll want to know everything you can about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Books, trusted websites and friends who have traveled the parenting road before you are all excellent resources.

And of course Woman’s is here for you throughout this exciting journey!

Pregnancy can bring on a lot of feelings. There’s no right or wrong way to feel.

Pregnancy brings a mix of feelings, and not all of them are good. If you’re feeling worried, you're not alone. Worry is common, especially during a woman's first pregnancy or an unplanned one. It can be even harder if you’re dealing with depression or anxiety.

For your health and your baby’s, take care of yourself as much as you can. Be sure to eat well, exercise, get enough sleep, and take your prenatal vitamins.

If you’re feeling worried, sad, or nervous, talk to someone about it — and know when to reach out for help.