Is it Possible to Fully Prepare for Early Parenthood?

Are you considering becoming a parent, but feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of early parenthood? Many new parents wonder if they can ever truly be fully prepared for the challenges that come with raising a child in their early years. In this video, we how to prepare for early parenthood. We’ll hear from Stephanie Dueger who shares her experiences of what she wished she had known before becoming a parent, and the surprises she encountered along the way. She also provides insights into the challenges of early parenthood and offers practical tips for preparing for the journey ahead. From sleepless nights to feeding challenges and everything in between, this video offers a comprehensive guide on how to navigate the early years of parenthood. Whether you’re a first-time parent or have been through it before, this video will provide valuable insights and help you feel more prepared for the joys and challenges of early parenthood.

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Stephanie Dueger, PhD is an author, educator, parent coach, and psychotherapist who works with expectant and new parents and their little ones. Her book, Preparing for Parenthood: 55 Essential Conversations for Couples Becoming Families was the 2022 Global Book Awards bronze medal award winner for relationship and parenting books, and the book she wishes she’d had for herself when first becoming a parent. She facilitates parent workshops and courses and was the Editor-in-Chief of the academic Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health from 2019-2022. Dr. Dueger is looking forward to having an ever-wider-reaching positive impact on the new beings coming into the world and those who help nurture them into adulthood. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two daughters, and furball of a dog. Learn more about Dr. Dueger’s work at

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Lacy Reason is a highly experienced and compassionate lactation counselor, who has dedicated her career to educating and supporting new mothers on their breastfeeding journey.