16.7.2019 09:00 am
I believe that women shouldn’t complicate their pregnancy journeys by holding on to tales with no factual basis
I've personally heard so many stories with regards to what I should and should not do during my pregnancy. I later discovered that a lot of women hear the same. This goes from what we should be eating, drinking, how we should sleep, wear, and the list goes on. With some research and insightful conversations, we learn that a lot of these instructions are actually just myths that make our pregnancy journeys a bit harder they should be.
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It all started one sunny afternoon. We were out for lunch, enjoying the carefree life of two young people madly in love. We had it good. As we laughed together and planned our future as a newly married couple. The moment struck, and we both said, “Let’s have a baby!”
I believe that there is not a lot of preparation one can go through to completely be ready for parenting. This is true for first-time parents. I got the shock of my life when I kept getting confronted by one thing after another with my daughter.
My plan to have a well planned and timed c-section with a carefully curated playlist and all and my plan to have my tiny bundle of joy in a bassinet next to my hospital bed on her first night on earth were both disseminated.
The only thing you can plan for when it comes to children and parenthood is that nothing will go according to plan.
With the world’s focus on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor it can seem like it is the only baby which was born this week. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.
In 2016, I became a mom to a prem baby with severe reflux and colic. I suffered from postpartum depression for the first six months of my daughter’s life but my story is not all bad.
Parenthood presents us with a new reality that we have never been confronted with.We walk into a hospital as single individuals and we walk out with a plus one. We stay with the little ones for four to five months and one day we have to go back to work and this gives any parent some form of anxiety.
The recommended rate for C-sections is 10-15%, in South Africa, 26% of children born, are born via C-section. Why is it so high and why does it matter?
I felt the aches and pains and went through it all, and today I sit with the very reason for those pains and she makes it all worth it.
When you are pregnant for the first time, there are lots of new things happening to your body – things that often include pain or discomfort. So how is a girl to know which pain is serious and which is not?