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Visiting a Counselor

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    October 25, 2012 8:24:04 PM EDT
    I'm wondering what "best practices" are for going to counseling with my prospective co-parent. I think it could be helpful for both of us to spend some time talking through the issues with a third party before starting the process of getting pregnant.  Does anyone else have any experience with pre-pregnancy counseling?
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    October 28, 2012 8:53:19 PM EDT
    I think its incredibly important. Having a neutral 3rd party in the room can help get you and your parenting partner talking about things you might have been reluctant to discuss one on one - or maybe may not have thought to discuss.
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    January 7, 2013 8:48:16 PM EST
    A friend of mine works as a fertility counselor here in LA - she sees a lot of infertile couples, and says that the counseling really helps a lot of them. Apparently depression is one of the major factors that many older would-be moms are dealing with (maybe would-be dads too).