There are numerous options which you may wish to consider including:
It is important that when starting your family you contemplate how you and your partner or spouse shall be recognised as a parent and have parental responsibility for that child.
The finances and logistics of child care are often a concern for parents to be. You may need to consider your career; including considering leave, flexible working requests and time off for appointments.
If you enter into a co-parenting arrangement careful discussion will need to take place about how each of you view their role in raising your child together and it may be helpful to draw up an agreement reflecting your intentions and plans. For example, what time the child shall spend with each of you.
Protecting your family’s future is also a consideration and you may need to make provision for them through health insurance, life insurance and writing a will.