Pregnancy is a normal Physiological process. Why do we call pregnant women patients in hospitals?
It is your body but motherhood is a joint decision. Don’t shock him with the news of your pregnancy, but present it as your (his and yours) long cherished dream come true.
You are pregnant – not sick. Take it up with hospitals and doctors who label you as a ‘patient’ instead of a ‘mother-to-be’ or ‘mother’.
Don’t bemoan the fact that you can’t wait to squeeze back into your tight jeans or whatever. Pregnancy is not a burden; it’s a gift. Other than some sports and certain physical positions, life can and should continue as normal. Loving is great too – but you already know that (wink).
It’s okay to expect special treatment but don’t demand it – the baby is in you, it’s not you.
If you do lose your cool, forgive yourself – don’t beat and wreck yourself with guilt or anxiety. Your body is going through…
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Eric Alagan said:
Thank you for the ever kind reblogs, Doctor.
I believe it is changing now, as younger better trained doctors come with more enlightened views. Mind you, even in the old days, there were some very enlightened doctors – but they were in the minority.
All good wishes,
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Dr Mustapha Tahir said:
Very true Eric. Thank you and keep up with the good work.