Yippee! I will be a mother … or?

“At the beginning I was very happy when I found out I was pregnant because it was was a planned child. But soon after I was overcome by anxieties …”
Silvia K.

When women are expecting a baby, the life of the expectant mother completely changes. The entire body changes and feelings are completely mixed up. Everyday you ask yourself new questions:

  • Will I cope with this situation?
  • Can I give the child everything it needs?
  • Is the apartment big enough?
  • Will my partner support me?
  • Will I lose the connection to my profession?
  • Will we manage with the money?

A pregnancy is a dramatic experience for every woman. Therefore, it is completely normal if, on the one hand, you feel joy and happiness, but you also feel apprehensive, scared and doubtful. Therefore, do not have a guilty conscience! Most expectant mothers fight the same emotional roller coaster.

Perhaps you frequently hear sayings such as

  • “Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful periods of a woman’s life.”
  • “A baby solves the problems of a relationship.”
  • “The more you look forward to the baby, the fewer problems there will be after the birth.”

In doing so, some people want to talk pregnant women into believing that now they must be particularly happy. But what if it is not like this? If, in truth, it is perceived very differently? Does this mean your not normal or a bad mother or a failure? Absolutely not! Each woman experiences pregnancy in her very own way. Do not be pressured by anyone and do not force yourself to have to feel especially happy.

All KAV hospitals give you the opportunity to talk to a trained psychologist, social worker or family midwife. Use this opportunity if you feel apprehensive or scared. The earlier you get help, the better it is for you and your child.