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The forgotten pregnant woman

pregnant woman

Focus on the new life, women forgotten

There is a side to being a pregnant woman that many don’t understand. She endures questions about her pregnancy, which she will usually happily answer, and even the hands of strangers feeling her stomach. People are very focused on the new life growing within her, and that is to be expected, but many forget about a woman who may be going through one of the biggest changes in her life. If this is her first child, she’s going through a major identity change, and as much as a baby may be wanted, this can be a hard thing for any woman.

All questions asked are about the baby

A pregnant woman has a glow that seems to draw others to her. However, even with all of this attention, she may feel lost in the shuffle. Conversations no longer include personal things about her, they instead revolved around the baby. When is the baby due? Have you chosen names? Do you have everything you need for the baby? Did you find out the sex? Often, the missing questions have to do with how the pregnant woman is doing. If there is a problem with the pregnancy, the discussions will be even more intensely directed at the health of the baby.

She receives many gifts, but all for the baby

When a woman has her first child, she goes from carefree to mom. It can be a hard transition, but no one seems to think about that. She may get a lot of gifts, but those gifts are all for the baby. The pregnant woman is often forgotten. She may feel lonely and suddenly like she is a second rate citizen. It doesn’t have to be like this, and if you know someone who is playing the role of pregnant woman for the first time, there are some wonderful things that can be done. If you think about who she is as a person, the answers can come very easily to anyone.

Don't forget gifts for her

Everyone wants to buy new things for a new baby, and any pregnant woman will love that. However, don’t forget to get her a few things to. There are many things that anyone can get for her. Having a new baby is tiring and stressful, as well as a wonderful adventure. Things meant just for the pregnant woman to use after she has the baby are great ideas. Candles, chocolates, gift certificates, books, and just about anything she enjoyed before her pregnancy will all be welcome and appreciated gifts.
Published: 2007-10-02
Author: Isabelle Chartrand

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