Their time in a tummy is a baby’s most intensive period of growth, but for you and your partner, it’s likely to be the first few months after they arrive into your arms and you and your partner are adjusting to your new roles - and new lives as parents
Professionals commonly call it the "transition into parenthood", which makes it sound like you gently stroll into it, but for parents many days can feel more like "Survivor" than a walk in the park!
And "transition" is misleading. Relationship Counsellor, Parenthood Researcher (and mother of three) Elly Taylor discovered that parents go through multiple transitions - and that some are more challenging than others. She created 8 steps to guide parents through them. Find out more below.