Am I ready to be a parent?
Parenting can bring much joy and love into someone’s life, but it does not come without hardships. For most parents, it can be a challenging experience that requires a lot of patience and effort.
With great effort, however, comes great reward, and many parents say that the decision to parent was one of the best decisions of their lives! At Spero Medical, we provide women with the support and information they need as they face this difficult decision.
It’s essential to consider the parenting option if you find yourself pregnant, but you also want to consider the implications it will have for your life. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure when thinking about parenting, especially if you’re a first-time parent and don’t have much experience.
What Should I ask myself?
There is a number of questions you should consider before choosing to parent. These will help guide you to the right decision. Good questions include:
- Am I financially able and ready to support a child?
- Where will my child and I live?
- Do I have a strong support system in place?
- Do I have access to a supportive community and good resources?
- Am I worried about anything in particular?
Asking yourself these questions is the first step to becoming a knowledgeable parent. Ensuring that you have the support you need is the best way to have a strong start as a parent.
What resources are available to me?
If you are thinking of choosing the parenting option but are unsure of where to start and who to turn to, Spero Medical is here for you! Contact us as Spero Medical has curriculum called the “Mommy Bucks Earn While You Learn” curriculum. This is a web based curriculum that can be done in our office or you can take classes online while earning Mommy Bucks for material supplies like:
- A brand new crib
- Car seat
- Baby clothing
- Maternity clothing
- And much, much more!
Additionally, we can point you toward the resources you need to be a successful, engaged parent.
Below are some links to resources that can help you during your parenting journey: