The Joys of Pregnancy

May 6, 2024 | Life

Discovering the Joys of Pregnancy

The JOys of Pregnancy and beyond morning sickness

Pregnancy is a remarkable journey filled with ups and downs, but numerous perks are often unnoticed amidst the challenges. As moms-to-be eagerly anticipate the arrival of their bundle of joy, embracing the positive changes that come with this transformative experience is essential.

According to insights from the renowned Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed), pregnancy brings about beneficial changes that extend beyond the joy of welcoming a newborn into the world. Dr. Martin P. Manahan, an expert from MakatiMed’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, sheds light on the lesser-known advantages of pregnancy that can positively impact both moms and families.

Relief from Menstrual Cramps

Bid farewell to those agonizing menstrual cramps! Many women find that their periods become less painful after childbirth, offering a welcomed respite from monthly discomfort. Dr. Manahan assures that regardless of the type of childbirth, pregnancy often alleviates dysmenorrhea.

Enhanced Intimacy

Pregnancy isn’t just about physical changes; it’s also a time of heightened intimacy for expectant parents. Dr. Manahan explains that hormonal changes, including the baby’s production of estrogen and testosterone, can contribute to an increased sex drive. Moreover, the assurance of pregnancy often fosters a deeper connection between partners, allowing for more fulfilling moments of intimacy.

Reduced Risk of Disease

Pregnancy isn’t just temporary; it can have long-lasting health benefits. Dr. Manahan highlights that pregnancy reduces the risk of various life-threatening diseases, including breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers, as well as heart disease and diabetes. Adjusting hormone levels and immune function during pregnancy contribute to this protective effect, offering mothers a healthier outlook on life.

Emotional Well-being

Beyond physical changes, pregnancy also nurtures emotional well-being. Dr. Manahan emphasizes the role of oxytocin, the “love hormone,” in fostering a strong bond between mother and baby. Expectant mothers often experience positive emotions, leading to a more stable mood throughout pregnancy and beyond.

The Journey of Matrescence

Pregnancy marks the beginning of a transformative journey known as matrescence. Dr. Manahan describes this process as a time of self-reflection and growth, where women embrace their mother roles and reevaluate their priorities. Matrescence signifies not only the birth of a baby but also the birth of a mother, paving the way for personal and familial growth.

The Joys of Pregnancy

The Joys of Pregnancy
The Joys of Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is not just a physical process but a profound journey of self-discovery and joy. As expectant mothers embrace the changes and challenges that come their way, they embark on a path filled with love, growth, and endless possibilities.

    For more information and support throughout your pregnancy journey, contact MakatiMed On-Call or visit their website.

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