Enter Motherhood Mindfully: The Biggest Decision of Your Life
Women are having children later in life and giving more thought to the impact of this major life change. It’s difficult to imagine the breadth of transformations that accompany having a child and even giving it consideration can stir up a lot of emotions. Times have changed and so has our approach to starting a family.
You want to be intentional with your decision but there is so much to consider. Pregnancy is a whirlwind of emotions, some of which are overwhelming, unexpected, and not always positive.
Are You Asking Yourself These Difficult
Questions Before Motherhood?
- Am I ready to have a child and become a mother?
- What will I have to sacrifice?
- Do I have what it takes?
- Am I with the right partner to raise a child?
- Will I have to choose between a baby and my advancing career?
- Can I handle pregnancy and delivery of a baby?
- What am I doing wrong if I am not getting pregnant? Is it a sign?
You Are Not Alone: Regain Trust in Yourself
Don’t let your limiting thoughts keep you stuck or sabotage you from reaching your desires. You can choose who you want to be as you move through this process.
Trust is significant – trusting in our bodies, trusting in our decisions and trusting in ourselves. Part of feeling ready may be letting go and accepting you may never be fully ready. What then? Can you still move forward with confidence and in openness through the unknown? Can you confide in those around you who care and expose your vulnerabilities about your feelings?
I believe you can, particularly when we work together to uncover the mistaken beliefs that can keep you stuck and contribute to fear and anxiety. Moving through this process with a counsellor can be transformational. Paying attention to all aspects of yourself – your mental and emotional well-being, physical health and spiritual harmony – can best prepare you for mindfully bringing your child into this world.
Are You Feeling:
- Uncomfortable with
“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”
– Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn