- Women's Health
What it feels like to be a mother for the first time?
Motherhood is one of the wonderful stages in a woman’s life. It is a new chapter in life wherein it requires a lot of maturity and responsibility. It may sound as a tough job for some women, since at this time we will not be taking care only of ourselves, but rather, we will be spending most of our time to the greatest gift that God has given us, none other than, our precious child. Others might consider becoming a mother as an arduous work, nevertheless, it is one of the desires of every woman in the future, and that includes me. It is indeed one of my ultimate dreams in life.
Back in the day when I found out that I was pregnant, I had mixed emotions then; the feeling of happiness and excitement were just overwhelming and at the same time, I am a bit nervous. I am truly on cloud nine at that very moment to be aware of the fact that at last I am now a mother. Nonetheless, I am nervous for the reason that it will be my first child and in the first place, I have no idea at all if what motherhood is all about. However, I am just so thankful that I have a mother behind me who has a full support and the one who really knows best. She is absolutely in the position to impart some very helpful tips on the things that I have to do and the things to avoid in order for me to stay healthy, throughout my pregnancy.
Furthermore, if other’s are scared of losing their nice figure when they are pregnant, but on my part, it does not really matter if I did gain weight, for the reason that I honestly believe that whatever meal I munch through as long as it is a healthy diet, is definitely for the sake of my unborn child’s health.
However, when you are pregnant there are some things that you have to go through that can be annoying at times. It was the first trimester of my journey through motherhood, which I also think the crucial stage of fetal development takes place, that I was having the hardest time of my pregnancy. I have to learn on how to deal with the morning sickness for almost two-months, if my memory serves me right. During those moments, for it was my first time, I thought I am already suffering from an excessive nausea and vomiting, which is referred as Hyperemesis Gravidarum in medical terminology, just because every now and then, I have ejected what I have ingested. Nevertheless, I am just so grateful that it did not turn out to what I thought to be a serious thing, it was just all normal. My tips for those who are currently experiencing from it, since we cannot really prevent this from happening for the reason that this is a part of pregnancy, and if you have no idea on how to manage it, the best way you can do is to eat crackers thirty-minutes before getting out of bed in the morning. This thing works for me, so if just in case you do not know what to do, then you have to try it.
Moreover, all the hardships I went through paid off when I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The sacrifices I made were all worth it. It is just so fulfilling that I have all witnessed how she grows, from an infant to now that she is a toddler. I have seen her first steps until she learned to walk. I have heard her uttered her first words until she learned to count, and sing the alphabet. It is like music to my ears when she tells her little stories, and I am looking forward to hearing those stuff each single day. When I look at her now, I cannot help but to thank God for giving me such a wonderful gift and that is becoming a mother.