Motherhood is the blessing from nature which completes a woman. But, to facilitate such an occasion called motherhood successfully, it is completely crucial that one understands and knows precisely what changes the body will go through in the different stages of pregnancy, and how one will be conceiving and later delivering the baby.
Although the experiences are more or less universal, yet they can grab a lot of us off-guard if we are pre-judging our body’s reactions on the basis of some pre-defined imaginations of oneself.
Some facts a woman should consider and accept:
Being a new mother, one is expected to be under a feeling of constant exhaustion, sometimes ending in the first trimester, and at times continuing all throughout the three trimesters. A woman is likely to feel stressed out and experience a lot of sentimental inconsistencies. The experiences in the “postpartum” duration can be described as one with “peaks and valleys”. As it is common in any evolutions, there are both gains and losses.
The expectations a woman has built while mentally preparing herself for motherhood, may not be matching to what they are facing in reality. There are a huge amount of wrong expectations that we put on us from the digital society we live in.
We are surrounded by the inputs from the media the magazines and other sources, which eventually makes us believe that the whole span of motherhood that a woman spends with her new package of joy is full of fulfillment, joy, and peace.
However, the care needed for a child is intricate, completely emotionally demanding, as well full of some frequent tedious tasks. It can very well be shocking if one is not prepared as to how demanding one’s infant would become.
This experience of motherhood can as well catch one off-guard enough resulting in eclipsing the love affair with the father of the child. This situation can make a woman so engrossed with her little one that she would start neglecting her relationship with her partner.
Hence, a complete transparency and vivid discussion with one’s partner is necessary for the support required in such a stage.