Being a parent: intro

Peeing on a stick and watching the blue line appear can be the most life changing experience you will ever have, whether you are a mother or father to be. The nine months you spend growing a child are the beginning of an amazing relationship that you will hopefully have for the rest of your life.

Every parent struggles sometimes with the demands of raising a child, not just young parents. Having the right support is really important. This may well come from family and friends, but there are also a lot of other people out there who can help; with coping in the early days, learning parenting skills, telling you about your rights or services available, helping you to get your new life on track.