A baby brings so much joy to a family. A part of you continues in another human being. Your genetics are passed on to a new generation. You can see your and your partner’s habits in the little one. You can share life lessons and have fun while watching your baby grow and navigate through life. You’ve brought a new life into this world.

A new born baby is the cutest little being with its little fingers and toes. At this stage they are fully dependent on you as the parent and are completely vulnerable. You will recognise your eyes or your nose in theirs and it will fill you with pride and joy. A baby fulfils our basic need to procreate and to give love. It is a natural part of life to want to bring a child that is part of you into the world.

You should enjoy every moment of their young life because it passes by so quickly. While you’re in it, it may seem like a lifetime when you’re staying up all night with feedings and diaper changes. There may be a lot of crying but there are many moments to savour like the first time they smile, or crawl. They will fill you with pride each time they achieve a milestone such as building blocks or completing a puzzle.

Once you meet your little one for the first time you will be filled with an overwhelming love that you have never imagined or felt. It overtakes your entire being and your outlook on life changes entirely. The perspective moves towards the child and is no longer on you. It may seem like a sacrifice but when it is something that you’ve wanted for such a long time, it is the greatest gift.

For many people the miracle of child birth is elusive. It doesn’t happen as easily for everyone. Due to various lifestyle habits and fertility issues, some men and women are unable to conceive naturally. But it is important to note that there are fertility treatments suitable for most couples. It all depends on what the fertility problem is and how the fertility doctor recommends treating it.

The joy that a baby brings to a parent is one that every willing person should be able to experience. The key is to be ready for it. Then you will enjoy and cherish every moment.