If you started a family before your vasectomy and now have a pregnant partner after a
vasectomy reversal, one of the most exciting moments will be sharing the news with your kids.
Here are some ideas for letting your kids know that they are getting a
new brother or sister.
Take Your Kids to a Doctor’s Appointment
Older children might not fall for this trick, but for younger kids, consider
springing the news by taking them to one of your doctor’s appointments.
Watch the realization set in as they see the baby on the ultrasound screen
or when they hear the heartbeat, or explain to them exactly what is happening
if they don’t get it at first. Not only is this a great way to share
the news, but it is also exciting for your kids to see what the baby looks
like at this stage and to actually hear their new sibling’s heart beating.
Get a Cake
Something almost every kid can agree on is cake, so send a message with
a special cake that delivers the news. Order or bake a cake in the shape
of a baby item, or have the news written on the cake. This method helps
to share the news and gives you something to celebrate it with all at
the same time. You can also use a cake later in the pregnancy to reveal
the gender to your child.
Give Your Kids a Gift
There are lots of fun big brother and big sister items you can give your
kids, from t-shirts to tote bags, that share the news and give them a
little something to commemorate the occasion. You can also give each of
your kids a scrapbook they can use to memorialize their experiences during
the pregnancy and arrival of their new brother or sister. These scrapbooks
can become treasured mementos in the future.
Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota makes
moments like these possible with our
vasectomy reversal and infertility procedures. Make an appointment to see if you are a candidate for vasectomy reversal
by calling (941) 894-6428.