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How to be healthy parents

While having a baby provides many wonderful experiences, it can also add stress to a relationship. A strong, healthy relationship between parents provides a healthy environment for your baby.

The following are ways the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests parents can keep their relationship strong once baby joins the family:

  • Find time to spend together, as well as individual alone time for each of you. 
  • Schedule date nights at least every other week, if possible. 
  • Take time to talk to each other about everything you’re feeling, both the good and the bad. 
  • Disagreements are to be expected, but make sure you handle them respectfully and fairly. 
  • Listen to each other, and make up after disagreements. 

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