What Every Woman Should Know About Parenting Before Getting Pregnant


things to know before becoming pregnant

A lot of women dream of having children, and some people have children before they’re truly ready. While there’s nothing wrong with having children sooner rather than later, the experience can throw some curve balls and surprises.

If you want to make the experience of motherhood as enjoyable (and as less overwhelming) as possible, keep reading for the top tips you need to know.

Try not to over-worry

Too much worry can be detrimental to your health and mental wellness, so it’s important to find a balance. If you’ve decided to have a baby, then you need to be prepared for the challenges of motherhood, but you should try to enjoy the process too.

It should go without saying, but having a baby isn’t a decision to be taken lightly! Be sure to know what you want as it is a life altering decision.

It isn’t going to be easy, but it will be worth it

You’re about to embark on the most rewarding journey of your life. Parenthood is not for the faint of heart, but it can be an amazing experience. While you will love your child more than anything in the world, that doesn’t mean it’ll be easy.

There will be days (and sometimes even weeks) when you feel like you’re failing. But don’t worry, this is normal. Just take a deep breath and remember that you’re doing the best you can.

You also have to understand that once become a parent, you won’t always have time for yourself. This can be hard to adapt to if you’ve spent your entire life doing things your way, and for your own pleasure.

You’ll also have to be ready to change. Whereas you once may have carted around the latest designer clutch bag, soon it’ll be spare nappies and soup in pouches for your child! So be prepared to embrace change.

Bond with your baby by providing them with constant love and comfort

Becoming a parent brings about lots of love, laughter, and new challenges. But it’s also a time when you’re constantly learning and growing as a person.

Your baby will need lots of love and attention. Be prepared to give them plenty of cuddles and kisses. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about yourself after becoming a parent. Be open to this process of self-discovery.

Dealing with difficult emotions

As a parent, you will be dealing with a range of emotions on a daily basis – from happiness and pride to anxiety and frustration. It’s important to understand that these emotions are normal and that you shouldn’t try to bottle them up. Instead, talk to your partner or a trusted friend about how you’re feeling.

Think in practical terms, but focus on positivity 

Did we mention that being a parent is hard? On top of everything we outlined above, you’ll need to think in practical terms, too.  You’ll need to think carefully about your finances and how you want to pay to raise your child. Will they be bilingual? What faith will they practice?

Make sure to discuss these things with your partner and family so that everyone is on the same page. The sooner you have this conversation the better decision you can make about being pregnant.

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