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Having a baby is idealized in our society. Consequently, the challenges a woman and her partner face, both physical and emotional are kept quiet and often come as a shock. Maternal ambivalence—the mixed feelings we have about our mothering role and sometimes our children is hardly mentioned.
While assisted reproductive technology (ART) brings the possibility and hope of having a child to millions of people each year who encounter obstacles when trying to conceive a child, many people find the medical processes involved very stressful to say the least. Oftentimes, it can come to feel as though the process has taken over your life.
Becoming a parent is often the most challenging and stressful life transition couples face. Today’s expectations for couples and families are a tall order and the many stresses often take their toll on this most fundamental relationship. Parents must learn how to meet their infant’s needs without ignoring their own, or theirs as a couple.