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5 Underrated Aspects of Life a Mother Will Learn From Pregnancy

Women who have been pregnant understand there are basic amenities of life that they took for granted before they got pregnant. There are things a woman will learn during her pregnancy that she can carry with her the rest of her life. These five life lessons are listed below, and they speak to the wisdom that is inherent in all mothers.

Some Things are not So Bad

Being pregnant helps put certain parts of life in perspective for a woman. A woman who has dealt with swollen ankles, intense pubic bone tenderness and sleepless nights will see the little annoyances of life in a different light. Perspective is the most important thing a mother gains from her pregnancy, and it helps her parent her children in the future.

The Value of a Doctor’s Visit

Doctors, like Dr. Gilbert Webb, want to see their patients at the most critical times of the year, especially in the cases of high-risk pregnancies. A visit to the doctor’s office at least once a month for nine months of a pregnancy can get tiresome, and women will value what a doctor’s visit means in the future. Wise mothers do not go to the doctor for every little illness, and they use the expertise of a doctor in extreme situations. Women learn that doctors and specialists are far busier than we believe, and women learn that there are many things not worth visiting the doctor for.

The Value of a Proper Diet

No pregnant woman should stick to a normal dietary regimen, and going back on a proper diet after giving birth is one of the joys of motherhood. Women who have given birth understand how much they value their regular diet, and these women work very hard to help their families eat properly. A woman who is cooking for the family every night remembers all her old cravings, and she does not want her family to eat in a similar manner.

The Value of Exercise

Many pregnant women are effectively immobilized as they carry their babies. Their swollen ankles do not allow for proper exercise, and a woman who was put on bed rest is even more likely to feel tired all the time. A woman who can move around again after she has given birth truly appreciates that she can exercise.

A pregnant woman who could not exercise for nine months is happy to get back to exercising after she gives birth. Her family gains wisdom from her as she shares her experiences with immobility. A woman who is sure she will not be pregnant again is even more likely to continue exercising and urge her family to exercise. The memory of being unable to do much movement sticks with a woman long after she has given birth.

The Value of Time

A woman who has been pregnant understands how many hours she spent in hospitals and doctors’ offices around the city. She has spent so much time she could have used for other activities that she values the time she has with her children. Mothers value the time they have to themselves, and mothers help their children value the time they use for different activities.

A woman who is pregnant for the first time has much wisdom to look forward to in the future. She will learn about so many things that will inform her life in the future that the pain of pregnancy is truly worth it. She can teach her children the value of a doctor’s visit, the value of their time, the value of a proper diet, the value of exercise and the value of modesty. Life has a different perspective once a woman has given birth.

Tim Esterdahl

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