5. Genetic Testing
There are a number of genetic diseases that parents can pass on to their babies. Most genetic diseases are recessive, so both parents have to carry the abnormal gene in order to pass it on. If you’re planning a pregnancy, it’s a good idea to get tested beforehand but most genetic testing is done in the early stages of pregnancy.

6. Get Ready for Major Changes
Life as you know it is about to change. You and your partner will be responsible for an infant that can do nothing for itself but sleep, cry and poop. Are you prepared to be a parent 24/7 for the next eighteen years? Because that’s exactly what it takes.