You’ve tracked your ovulation, scheduled intercourse, and have been to all the doctor appointments… and still no baby. What now? If you have explored all options available to you, this may be the year you decide that in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the way to make your family a reality. But there are more than a few things you need to know. Even reading about the medical and science terms involved in the process can be overwhelming but armed with the right information and team of doctors, it doesn’t have to be.
You may have wondered if you need to take the time to write a birth plan because you have been told by others that ‘it never goes according to plan.’ So, is there any point making a birth plan? In my opinion, yes, absolutely! A birth plan is more than hoping everything goes perfectly. It is digging deep into all the options in childbirth and preparing yourself to be the most informed consumer of your birth process.
Truth be told, one could take out a second mortgage to get all the things people say you should get when having a baby. But what are the essentials you need to take care of your newborn, without going bankrupt? Read on for my top 10 (+1!) list of items for your new bundle of joy!
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