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Does the idea of having a baby or becoming a parent fill you with a sense of fear and foreboding? I would like to reassure you that this is completely natural. Yes, you are normal and yes, you can do something about it. As much as it is normal to feel this way, there is also no need for you to carry this heavy weight around with you (apologies for the pun if you are pregnant!). Fortunately in this society there are options. Predictably, I am going to recommend myself as one route you could take for you to invest some time in education for you to approach these experiences with joy and a sense of excitement. Can't miss out on an opportunity to plug my services! Ha ha. But I can't deny that there are other ways you can alleviate the pressure on yourself and here are a few suggestions you may wish to try:-
You may be wondering how these suggestions could possibly make childbirth or being a parent easier. Simply, being less stressed and feeling physically good will bring about a better experience, no matter what is occurring in your life. Trust me, I know from experience with birthing my own children and striving to be the best parent I can be in any given moment. It all feels a lot worse when I don't spend time with the right people, give time to myself, eat the foods that are right for me and exercise.
Hope that has given you some food for thought - I'm off again with those puns! If it has been helpful - send me a message and tell me how. I would love to hear from you.
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