“We prepare them for how it’s going to impact their life or their lifestyle. What it’s going to look like – less leisure, lack of sleep,” says Urban Balance therapist Joyce Marter. “It’s about reducing the negative impact. We’re not going to get rid of stress, but we help make it as positive as possible.”
Marter has her clients make a list of every single chore that will need to be done once the baby arrives, from 3am feeds to mowing the lawns. The couples then agree on who will do what. Boundaries when it comes to in-laws and friends are decided within the confines of her office too, as is whether it’s okay to post photos of the baby on Facebook and Twitter.
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