Taking the rough with the smooth

You may find some downsides of being an IVF parent. One is that your friends may be a few steps ahead of you: You're still at home with a new baby while they're sending their kids off to school. Because a lot of parents' daily activities are tied in with the life stages of their children, you may no longer see so much of your 'old' friends when you become a new parent.

Another slight drawback, related to being an 'older' parent, is that your own and your partner's parents may be less able to help you because they're too old. They may even be in poor health and need your help at times when you need a helping hand. Several of the IVF mums in our study mentioned missing the help of grandparents and coping with the additional responsibility of caring for frail parents and parents-in-law.

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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