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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