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What Changes to Expect When Growing Your Family


| 1/30/2019 10:34:00 AM


Having a new baby is a big decision. Whether you're becoming first-time parents or adding another little one to an already full household, you know a new child can bring many changes to your lifestyle, relationships and finances.

Though it may take time to adjust to your growing family, knowing what to expect can help you enjoy the process. After all, raising a baby is hectic enough without having to worry about unexpected developments.

Consider this your guide to navigating the unique challenges of having a new child — you can prepare for these four changes when growing your family.

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1. Shifting Tensions in Your Relationship

Having a baby can serve as a milestone in any relationship. When you and your partner become parents, you may feel closer than ever, drawn together by the tiny bundle of joy who needs your attention.



However, it's also true that many couples experience increased or changing tensions after bringing home a new member of the family. For biological parents, some of these changes might be influenced by hormones. However, having a new child in the house can lead to new challenges whether that child is biological, fostered or adopted.



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