For all the mothers out there keeping fortitude alive, we see you. Giving birth is one of the most challenging feats there is. Child birth is magical, yet it can be disfiguring and mentally daunting. Although maternity can be the most invigorating experience, it requires great levels of strength.
Motherhood is majestic— there is no doubt about that. The journey of carrying a baby for nine months and giving birth to something the size of a watermelon through something as small as a lemon is truly awe-inspiring.This is power in its highest right. Although society stigmatizes mothers who birth by cesarean-section to inferior standards, that is a procedure that is even more life threatening. No matter the delivery, it is the ending result, a swaddling new baby.
According to BMC Pregnancy and childbirth, the relationship between women’s empowerment and pregnancy or childbirth, is not receiving sufficient attention. Fertility, for example, can be considered a source of self-empowerment. Many couples struggle to conceive; however, that is a small fraction to the number of fertile women. As per information provided by CDC.gov. It has been observed that about 6% of women aged between 15 and 44 experience difficulty conceiving after an entire year spent attempting to do so. In addition further research indicates that impaired fecundity impacts approximately 12% of women within this age range residing in the United States. Impaired fecundity is the inability to carry a child to its full term, which is 40 weeks.
Empowerment vs. Maternity
Empowerment is expected to have a positive effect on a woman’s physical and psychological well-being during the perinatal period (just before or right after birth). According to Science Direct, the key to empowerment is how much a woman believes in herself. Undoubtedly, women who are encouraged to have a better sense of self with respect to achieving a healthy pregnancy. For example, women with these standards use skilled attendants to better chances of a safe delivery for the mother and the baby.