Ever heard of the phrase “The Joys of Motherhood,” not only is this saying popular, but it is also accurate. Motherhood is one of the most life-changing events in a woman’s life, but also one of the most fulfilling experiences as well.
Before we delve into this topic, it is important to know that many fears concerning motherhood are perfectly normal and valid. You are not alone.
In this post, we’re going to talk about the top 5 most common fears of motherhood and how you can get over them.
1. What If My Body Never Bounces Back?
Pregnancy does some miraculous, uncomfortable, amazing work to a woman’s body, that can make one feel aches, pains and pangs in different areas of the body, especially during the postpartum time period, where your body is recovering and you’re beginning to familiarize yourself with your new figure and frame.
It’s natural to worry about your body and your look, but you will once again be comfortable in your own skin. That’s a guarantee. Also, remember that the body is malleable, you can stick to a healthier diet, and start workouts to speed up the process.
2. A baby will rock my marriage
This is a major fear for many new mothers, in normal that in relationships of three, one usually becomes a third wheel. There have been cases of happy couples who turn on each other after a few too many nights spent caring for a newborn.
This is why it’s important to talk with your spouse about this, get a head start on who is handling what as regards caring for the child and work as a team, this will not only help to avoid the fights but also increase the bond between both parents and the child.
Also, “Try to make sure once a week you can have a date night and let each partner have some ‘me’ time,”
it is important to know that many fears concerning motherhood are perfectly normal and valid. You are not alone
3. What If I Can’t Bond With My Baby?
Many new mothers are afraid that they may not bond properly with their baby, especially if they have difficulties breastfeeding or had a c-section. However, there are plenty of bottle-fed babies and babies who came into the world via a c-section, who have a strong bond with their parents, and whose parents feel very close to their children, almost inseparable! Spending time with your baby will create an emotional connection and increase the bond
4 . What If I Lose My Sense Of Self
The changes that come with being a mother, will reflect in every aspect of your life, no doubt. While it can take some time for you to adjust to your new parenthood status, it doesn’t mean that you will lose yourself in the process.
It’s absolutely normal to feel adrift in a sea of diapers and wipes, so if you’re worried you’re going to lose who you are, or can already feel yourself slipping, you must make sure you carve out time for necessary and well-deserved self-care. Spend some time doing the things that give you peace of mind – and the effect that peace of mind will have on your attitude will be endlessly more beneficial to your baby than whatever else you would’ve been doing.
5. Sex Is Going To Hurt For The Rest Of My Life
This is a simple one, NO. Sex will not hurt for the rest of your life, you just need to be patient, and give your body time to heal. In fact, some women have said that sex feels better after having a baby!