Parenting Lessons Learned During ChildbirthPosted by Seema on Jan 7, 2013 in Pregnancy | Comments Off on Parenting Lessons Learned During Childbirth
Being a new parent is a wonderful feeling that is filled with so many surprises. Even if you have completed reading the most popular book about babies and considered each and every single suggestion from other mothers, many things will still be unpredictable. Luckily, there are so many things to learn about parenting from the childbirth experience. Though labor is very unpleasant thing in a woman’s life but at the same time it offers many essential lessons that you will always remember in your life. If you know what to expect, you will obtain important insights and your strength as a mother will also increase.
We will talk about how to prepare yourself for the process of birth in this article, we will also talk about how to prepare yourself on your way of becoming a mom.
1. Anytime, anything can happen
Being a new mom is just like traveling to a new destination on a new road. No matter how you plan it, anything can happen at anytime. This also applies to labor, which means it is good to be prepared for the worst and unexpected situation that is bound to challenge every parent at some point.
For instance, your doctor might tell you about the different situations and circumstances to expect during childbirth. You have plan to get an epidural monitored when the pain increases. You might choose a water birth or as the father to cut the cord. Having a perfect birth plan that involves these details is good. But you should know that any aspect of your plan can change at any time during the labor. Just like labor, parenting also involves many unexpected challenges that need flexibility.
2. Everything is possible
There will be many times while caring for your child when you will feel, enough now and you want to scream “I quit”. The challenges of being a new mom will not only appear huge, but they will also make you overwhelmed. You will be full of doubts, you feel like you are not a good parent, you will be amazed to see how your self confidence is shattered all of a sudden. But believe me, this is absolutely normal. There are chances where you have lot of strength than what you are thinking. It is a lesson that you learn during pregnancy and childbirth.
The labor or child birth experience is both physically and emotionally exhausting. Your body and mind put up with a process that seems almost impossible in imagination and thinking. Keep in mind that you faced and came out of this procedure successfully. When the frustrations, responsibilities and tasks linked with becoming a mother seem confusing but it also reminds you that everything is possible if you are willing to do it.