Chapter 3 Pregnancy
Few moments in a woman’s life (if any) can be compared in intensity of emotions with the time when she carries a child. "Emotional instability" is usually called this state of pregnancy in journal articles and books, in the literature that a woman receives when she first visits a doctor for an examination about pregnancy.
Pregnancy, in the language of psychologists, is a time of “crises,” this word is not entirely successful, because it is associated with illness, but more implies some kind of shift. Indeed, pregnancy is a turning point in a woman’s life, a kind of, perhaps the only, ritual of her entry into a society that does not include other equally important rituals for women.
The appearance of the child marks the beginning of a new life for all others. A woman who previously thought of herself as a daughter, wife, girlfriend, employee, and boss should realize herself in a new role as a mother. And the surrounding cease to be who they were. Husband turns into a father, parents into grandparents, brothers and sisters in uncle and aunt.
A woman's body changes, it grows, it becomes heavy, becoming beautiful and clumsy, it starts to glow from within. These changes worsen or improve a woman’s self-awareness, worsen or improve her sex life, and almost certainly make her sit in a crowded bus. As the woman more and more plunges into the awareness of her new role, her former ambitions and aspirations, her career and even friendly relations are being forced out of consciousness. The sad motion pictures make her sob. Not a very good joke can make you laugh for a long time.
Inside it, there is a struggle between the emerging maternal feelings and the need to rebuild all life with a child-centered orientation. She is disturbed by complex feelings caused by pregnancy, which at first was only a non-advancing menstruation, then it can be felt as an indisposition, and ends with severe pain. Ultimately, there is an all-consuming love for the child, which she cannot see, but who grows and moves under her heart.
At times, joyful expectations and fears clash like atoms in a reactor. She felt these nine months of waiting with every vein of her body, with every nerve. “This is an act of courage,” writes Riva Rubin, one of the leading experts on pregnancy, a researcher and theorist.
- Reward is preceded by a sense of loss
- Change of emotions at different stages of pregnancy
- How to cope with the negative manifestations of pregnancy
- Fear for the welfare of the child.
- Your job.
- Morning nausea.
- The role of the mother.
- First trimester: new sensations
- Great unknown
- Thoughts about your mom's mom
- A few words about stretch marks on the skin
- Second Trimester: New Reality
- Calm before the storm
- Club member
- Would love him
- Fears and doubts
- Sex is great
- Dreams in which relentless thoughts of childbirth are reflected
Infectious diseases for all
Diseases of the ear, nose and throat
Modern research methods