- Waiting is a normal part of life, but somehow when you’re waiting to get pregnant—or to adopt—it can become unbearable. Here are some ways to cope.
The Bible talks about “…a time to sow, a time to reap…” (Var. Ecclesiastes 3:2), but between the sowing and the reaping, there is waiting. Although it’s never specifically mentioned in this familiar passage, the waiting needs no words. Everyone understands that seeds need time to grow and produce fruit; without the waiting there would be no reaping. READ MORE»
- Couples on the road to parenthood can avoid burnout by anticipating detours in advance and learning how to determine when it’s time to re-plot the route to getting pregnant.
When it comes to having a baby, most couples imagine that if they just do what comes naturally, the details will take care of themselves. Most of the time they do, but sometimes they don’t. We’ve all heard the statistics that as many as one in six couples struggles to conceive a child. That doesn’t mean that the initial excitement of starting a family should be compromised. But it might mean taking counsel from a pair of familiar axioms: “Hope for the best,” and “Be Prepared.” READ MORE»
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