Marriage becomes more meaningful and acquires a new dimension with the coming of a new member in the family. Parenting a child is the most fulfilling and beautiful aspect of a person’s life. With the birth of a child, the entire dynamics of the family undergoes a drastic change.
The child brings joy and happiness to the parents. Yet at the same time, the birth of a child means addition of new responsibilities. In light of this statement, there are some important factors which a couple should consider before planning a baby to ensure that they are able to discharge their duties as a parent effectively.
However these responsibilities should not scare you and make you shrink away from parenthood. All you need to do is to handle everything with maturity and patience and have a plan in advance to deal with the additional responsibilities. One of the most important aspects of parenthood is that once a baby is born, the lives of parents undergo a drastic change.
The parents might have to make certain adjustments and compromises and should be ready for them. Nonetheless all the adjustments are worth the joy that the birth of a baby entails. Emotional stability and understanding between the spouses is the most important consideration before having a baby. If the relationship between the spouses is unpleasant, having a baby is going to worsen the situation.
Moreover parenthood involves a silent and unsaid pact between the parents which entails that the responsibility of bringing up the child and looking after his needs will be shared equally between the spouses. This allows congruency of opinions and understanding in the matters of parenthood and one parent is not burdened with all the responsibilities of bringing up the child.
These days women have become more career-oriented and hence postpone conception till the time they have achieved a certain position in their career and have realized certain maturity in their relationships. However one must not forget that it is always advisable to conceive a baby before you reach your mid-thirties.
After this age the chances of complications like miscarriage, etc increase and possibility of conceiving a baby reduces. Another important consideration is financial stability of parents. The nourishment of a child demands expenditure and if the parents are not financially stable, they might have a problem in bringing up the child.
Parents need to keep aside a certain amount to ensure that the future of their child is not endangered due to unpleasant contingencies. If one of the spouses is engaged in a profile which involves a lot of traveling, the parents might have to consider this point as well because bringing up a child requires the presence of both the parents.
Nonetheless with the support of family and friends, this problem can be dealt with. Parents can read books and blogs on parenting to prepare themselves for parenthood. Love and understanding between the spouses enables the parenting experience to be meaningful and joyous and the birth of the child completes the family.