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From Couple To Parents- How To Make A Smooth Transition

From Couple To Parents- How To Make A Smooth Transition

Life is full of changes, tangible shifts in our experiences and circumstances. Some are minor (e.g., waking in the morning), others more significant (e.g., having a baby, changing careers).

According to change-­‐expert William Bridges, change is an action or event—e.g., becoming a parent—and transition is the “inner reorientation and self-­‐definition that you have to go through in order to incorporate...changes in your life.” For a change to succeed—even a change we’ve chosen—and for us to fully integrate and embrace it, we need to transition from what-­‐ was to what-­‐is and what-­‐will-­‐be, from the past to our new life-­‐chapter.

Pregnancy & Dads: Why Inclusivity Matters to Our Relationships

Pregnancy & Dads: Why Inclusivity Matters to Our Relationships

For decades, we’ve taken it for granted that husbands be present in labor and delivery, or in C-section surgery suites, when their wives give birth. Many of us believe that it’s important for dads to support delivering moms during childbirth, and that their efforts to do so, and to witness the birth of their babies, offers affirmation of the centrality of fatherhood to their lives and families.