The greatest blessing in a couple's life and the family as a whole is pregnancy.
Pregnancy symbolises many things, a new beginning or perhaps an extension of an already existing family unit.
Pregnancy can however be a mixed emotions time in a woman's life as it can both be a happy and stressful time. Happy in the sense that something new and wonderful is happening, and stressful in that it is a new territory that has it's own unfamiliar rules and laws to follow. Overally most of the families embrace the concept of a new member entering the family unit in a function of extending it.
Sex and pregnancy are the issues that come along with being pregnant. As couples are not quite sure whether it is safe to have sex while being pregnant. These concerns are however unnecessary as physicians often advice the couples that sex and pregnancy are interlinked. Therefore making it safe to have sex.
It is only rather extremely unique cases that sex is not advised, where it might have the likelihood of injuring the baby. That means it might encourage premature labour or such. However it is a very small percentage of pregnancies that fall into this category.
Pregnancy is also liberating in this issue of sex and pregnancy in that couples are free from worrying about getting pregnant therefore enjoying sex more freely. The bond that comes with intimacy is further explored as now the couple can learn to pleasure each other in many ways. And often during pregnancy many women experience a surge of hormones and they are likely to experience an orgasm if they have not before.
Pregnancy and change of sex routines is also a concept that a family have to embrace. Since change is inevitable when a women is pregnant. It is also about lifestyle change since the old ways have to either be changed or adapted to this new lifestyle.
Even though many women have concerns about sex and pregnancy it is clear that these need not influence their joy of being pregnant.
Sex and pregnancy go hand-in-hand in that when a couple express their love through intimacy, the foetus experiences these happy emotions. In fact sex is encouraged during pregnancy. It is also a way for the man to show his partner that even though she might think that she is getting fat and unattractive, he still finds her very attractive and that helps her enjoy the pregnancy even more.
Pregnancy and emotions are interlinked. When a woman is pregnant she is prone to experience a variety of mood swings. One minute she's up the next down. It is nothing to be ashamed of since it is caused by the influx of different hormones at the same time.
Breastfeeding is a time of bonding between mother and child. That is why many mothers are being educated in the benefits of breastfeeding. Besides bonding breastfeeding has long-term health benefits. The baby receives all the nutrients, vitamins minerals and antioxidants to help its immune system develop and fight any future diseases that might occur from breast milk.
Overally, pregnancy is a time to rejoice, and enjoy the unity that in the form of a baby of two individuals. It is indeed the greatest gift of all.