Bringing a baby into your family is a wonderful experience, but it can also wreak havoc on a relationship if partners aren't ready or don't know how to put the right effort into one another.
There is nothing quite as jarring to your sense of self as becoming a parent. Whether you’ve been preparing for years or you’re not quite sure what’s next, there is one guarantee, almost nothing will feel like you expect and you may find yourself questioning your own gut more often than you’d ever imagine.
Add in the complexities of a relationship and how change can reveal cracks in even the most stable looking foundations, and parenting can be a threat to both the individuals and couples alike. There’s good news, research has shown that one of the most protective factors against postpartum mental health struggles is empowerment. Once you have some strong tools in your kit, you and your partner can take on any challenge!
So, how do you know where to focus? Is there a way to prepare and predict the possible pitfalls?
The answer to both questions is YES!
In Baby Proof Your Relationship, you can learn how to best fortify your relationship so that bringing baby home brings only joy, not strife.