You and your partner should talk openly about your relationship and whether you are both ready to have a child or more children. Planning together ensures that both, you and your partner are emotionally and financially ready for parenthood. Talk with your partner about what you both want for your baby. Save some money each month. It will make it easier once the baby arrives. You may want to test together for H IV so that you can make decisions to ensure that your baby is born HIV-negative.