11 Parents Offer Words Of Wisdom To Those Expecting An Unplanned Baby

"Sleep now. As much as possible."

Learning that you're going to be a first-time parent can be an exciting, fulfilling, and joyful experience. But it can also be stressful and chaotic — especially when the pregnancy is unexpected. The good news is that there are plenty of resources for parents, such as parenting books, blogs, and articles, that can help get moms and dads-to-be up to speed. Then, of course, there's friends and family who have been there and can help you get prepared

But why not cast an even wider net to ensure you're doing your best for your unborn child? You might as well consult strangers on the Internet about the things you should be doing, not doing, and thinking about. After all, they may have had different experiences than your loved ones and can offer meaningful tips. 

One Reddit user wanted to see what people on the platform had to say on subject and recently asked, "Parents of Reddit, what advice do you have for a couple that has just found out they are expecting their first unplanned baby?" Luckily, fellow users were more than happy to offer up words of wisdom based on their own experiences as moms and dads. 

Below are of a few of the best responses. 

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