Dating pregnant women
That may actually attract some men who really want children, and would admire someone like me who took action to make things happen in my life.
The potential downside is that it may scare some off right away (who, if we emailed first a bit, it might be a softer introduction to the idea), or it might also attract some crazies!
You won’t be just getting accustomed to your new man’s life, but also the one you just created. A man basically has to own up to the fact that it’s not all about him from the beginning and honestly confront that although he may not have contributed DNA, that baby may very well come in the world with him being the only father figure he’s ever known.
Like dating a woman who already has children, a man has to know he’s not just signing up for a girlfriend, but possibly a whole family.
It’s not fair to assume that her only concern should be her child and she should completely ignore all the other great things about her life and personality that make her who she is.
Every parent, expecting or pro needs balance and for many women a new partner may be the most support they get during a pregnancy.
I’ve witnessed how complicated nine months can be for even the most planned pregnancies.
But like anything in life, successful relationships that can endure the added stress of a pregnancy usually require a whole lot of patience and maturity. In a perfect world couples would pro-create and go on to co-parent effectively for 18 years and beyond even if they don’t remain in a romantic relationship.But in the real world, sadly most women end up single parents before then can even clearly read the positive sign on a pregnancy test.In the long run, starting a new relationship during a pregnancy isn’t ideal, but it isn’t impossible either.Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health.