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In This Chapter

^ Reaching the end of one journey and the beginning of another ^ Moving from team to team ^ Undergoing antenatal care and screening ^ Waiting to finally meet your baby ^ Getting ready for the birth ^ Signing up helpers for when baby arrives

A\ fter all the trials and tribulations of infertility and IVF treatment you've W • finally reached your goal: You're pregnant! The end of your infertility journey marks the beginning of a new and exciting phase in your life. The transition to parenthood begins with pregnancy, and you have a lot of work to do to get ready for the birth and your new life as a parent.

Research shows that there are many similarities, but also important differences, between women who conceive with the help of IVF and those who conceive the 'old-fashioned' way in how they experience pregnancy, childbirth and mothering. In this chapter, I outline what's special about being pregnant after IVF and give you a few tips about what you can do to prepare for parenthood.

100 Pregnancy Tips

100 Pregnancy Tips

Prior to planning pregnancy, you should learn more about the things involved in getting pregnant. It involves carrying a baby inside you for nine months, caring for a child for a number of years, and many more. Consider these things, so that you can properly assess if you are ready for pregnancy. Get all these very important tips about pregnancy that you need to know.

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