Just as there are many benefits to being physically healthy, you, your partner (if applicable) and your baby can all benefit from being emotionally healthy. Some helpful ways to prepare for parenthood include:
- Speak to family members and friends who are already parents about their experiences.
- Develop a network with others who are also pregnant.
- Read parenting books and attend antenatal classes.
- Be aware of your expectations about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent.