The last time I spoke with my pregnant sister, she seemed to be feeling rather tormented by the ups and downs of the pregnancy emotional roller coaster. I remember this ride well. Tears of joy, stamping feet in anger and sobbing with sadness all in the same day. A confused partner asking “What’s wrong?” Me saying, ‘Nothing’s wrong, everything is great’ while sobbing into my pillow. I really meant it, there was nothing wrong, nothing that I wouldn’t normally just roll my eyes at and forget about.
For many women, pregnancy is a time that brings out intense emotion, and with it an opportunity for personal growth. It can be an emotionally cathartic experience. It can be a time to explore issues that have been tucked away in the back of your mind for many years. It can be really hard for some women to manage the intensity of these emotions, even if there is something useful to gain from the experience.
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Hooray! My little sister is going to be a great Mummy and I’m really looking forward to sharing the inevitable ups and downs of the tremendous journey that begins with pregnancy and birth. She and her partner have told family and friends about their visit from the stork and are now well familiar with the advice phenomenon- everyone has some and it is always different to the next persons. Well.. Why should I be any different? I have some advice too and since this is my little sister and since she asked for my opinion..
Here are the questions my little sister asked when she came for dinner a few days ago along with my answers. I figure there are lots of other pregnant sisters out there that I’ve never met and they might also be interested in my advice. I’m thinking of starting an “Ask Auntie Jules” column. I really like the sound of that.. Auntie Jules 🙂
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