Things They Don’t Tell You About Pregnancy
When considering the possibility of being a mother, there is certain information that is more commonly heard. We all know that childbirth leads to weight gain, swollen feel and food cravings. We’re all familiar with the idea of backaches and morning sickness. We are also well aware of the attention and devotion caring for a child takes. What we sometimes fail to hear though is details of the various physical and emotional trials we go through during pregnancy!
Though being a parent, carrying and birthing a child and even the days that follow are nothing short of joyous, there are a few things that one should know. Pregnancy is not for the weak, make no mistake! Over the course of this blog, were going to highlight a few important things that most people forget to share or tell you with regard to having a baby!
It is common knowledge that after having a baby, your sleep would be disturbed to say the least. That being said, many pregnant women suffer from insomnia well before childbirth. Your body and mind start preparing for the monumental job ahead. If it isn’t nausea it’ll be discomfort. If it isn’t discomfort it might be worry. One way or another, you are likely to start losing sleep well before your little person has actually arrived!
Back to the Loo
It’s not just nausea that you’re going to have to deal with. Pregnancy will have you rushing to the loo for all sorts of reasons. From stomach cramps to all out diarrhea, pregnancy tends to do quite a number on your digestive system. What it worse, there is no telling that once you go, you will not need to again an hour down the line!
You’re likely going to be leaking from more places than your eyes! Besides the tears due to the potential emotional ups and downs brought about by changes in hormone levels you will likely have to suffer a number of bodily secretions. We’re talking leaking nipples as well as reduced control in your nether regions. For a grown adult, this can sometimes prove to be unnerving. Be good to yourself and do not let this make you feel worse. It is what it is!
Hard to Breathe
Do not panic. We’re not saying you’re at any kind of risk here. What we are saying is that breathing can be difficult when carrying a baby. The closer you get to your delivery date, the larger in size your baby to be. The larger the child, the more space taken up within you! This means your organs might have to huddle a little. As you know your lungs need space to expand and since there is a lack of this, labored breathing is yet another trial you will need to prepare for.
Sex is great. It helps with sleep, burns calories and has the potential to turn a so-so day into a lovely fulfilling one! It is also amazing for stress relief. Sadly, that coital bliss might need to be put on hold for a while. If your ambivalence with regard to how you are looking does not put you off, chances are, the fact that there are hardly any positions you can do it in without cramping will ensure you’d rather lay of till the deed of delivery is done and dusted!
As you can see, there are a bunch of things people fail to mention about pregnancy. Regardless, it is completely okay to take that brave step, these and other facts are worth keeping in mind! Though trying and sometimes excruciating, motherhood, childbirth and everything that leads up to it is nothing short of beautiful and amazing.
If you’re going through it, own it! Be proud! Show off that baby bump ‘cos God knows you’ve earned the right! If you wish to showcase your process from its early stages and are looking for a professional maternity photographer in NJ give us a shout! If you’ve already gone through it and are looking for a professional newborn photographer, check out your options! Remember. The hardest trials often end up being the most rewarding. So is this!
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