Pregnancy is undeniably challenging! While it's a beautiful journey, it's far from easy. For those who've had smooth pregnancies, kudos to you. As someone entrenched in this field, I often question if an "easy" pregnancy truly exists anymore.
Whether it's pain, swelling, soreness, cravings, mood swings, or any other discomfort, take a moment amidst the chaos. Consider what these struggles are ultimately achieving—bringing new life into this world; your own flesh and blood. In those moments of doubt and feeling like you've lost yourself or your partner doesn't understand, remind yourself: the journey's end will make it all worthwhile.
So, how do you embrace pregnancy when you've reached your limit? Here are a few simple and realistic ways to do so:
Cherish the movements.
Feel your baby kicking and squirming. It might be uncomfortable and keep you awake, but sensing that baby move is reassuring. Imagine the worry if you didn't feel those movements!
Communicate with your baby.
Play music, sing, and talk it up to your little one! Soon, you'll notice your baby's reactions to your voice—a truly transformative experience!
Empower yourself through your body.
It’s not so easy getting to where you are now. Seeing your body's development in this process can foster appreciation. Your body took on a huge role in doing this. Love it !
Lowered cancer risks.
Pregnancy means reduced exposure to hormones like estrogen and progesterone because ovulation doesn't occur. Hormones spur cell growth, potentially leading to tumors. Consequently, reduced hormone exposure lessens the chances of breast, endometrial, or ovarian cancers.
Embrace the intimacy.
Consider the intimacy experienced during conception; now, your baby resides within you. You alone share in the miracle of your baby's growth with each passing trimester, contributing to their life. Isn't that truly remarkable?
With all its trials and tribulations, pregnancy remains an extraordinary journey. Amidst the discomfort and challenges, it's crucial to remind yourself of the incredible purpose behind these experiences: bringing new life into the world. Embracing the movements, fostering communication with your baby, and appreciating the miraculous changes in your body all contribute to this incredible journey. Despite the hardships, the ultimate reward of holding your newborn makes every moment of your pregnancy profoundly worthwhile. Embrace all 40 weeks of it. For it's a unique and beautiful chapter in the story of your life.