Managing Emotions Around Pregnancy
Managing Emotions of Pregnancy – How to Keep Going!
There are many emotions that you feel when you’re pregnant. Learning how to manage the emotions of pregnancy like postpartum depression, anxiety, overwhelm, fear and frustration is challenging but possible.
It’s astounding to me the miracle of children and childbirth. I’ve watched my spectacular wife give birth seven times; however they weren’t all easy, matter-of-fact, none of them really were but they got easier. The first child over 22 hours of hard labor. I thought we were done having children but then two years later my next daughter graced us, 16 hours; 8 hours; 4 hours; 2 hours; 1 hour and 15 min.
My last child literally came exploding out, it was extremely nerve racking, not know what was going on. Fortunately, my wife and son were both okay but my wife’s uterus had started to petrify.
Needless to say with all of the different pregnancy there have been many emotions experienced. No matter what we did, it came down to slowing down and taking things slow.
As a guy, I was wanting my wife to get up and go during her pregnancy and also after but realized that was not possible after birth. I wanted her to be the person she was before. However, I saw her struggle to get out of bed and that’s where it started, let’s just get out of bed today and feed the baby. The steps were gradual but soon she was back to her new and improved self.
Life is like this, sometimes we don’t want to get out of bed, it’s the last thing we want to do. What do you do? Take small steps to get back to where you want to be.
You’re amazing, believe it.