Should we get married?

One of the reasons commonly given by prospective parents for marrying before the baby is born is that it ensures the father is the legal parent of his child.

The legal situation varies from country to country so formal marriage may not necessarily be the only option for you.

However unlikely this may seem at present, no one can foretell the future and most couples would want to guarantee that their baby always has the equal benefit of both parents even if they do not live together anymore.