Pregnancy is a big decision. It affects the mother, the baby, the father and the family if other children are involved. It is important to understand all aspects of pregnancy before making such a big decision.

Of course the obvious aspects are physical. The mother will obviously gain weight, her belly will protrude and her ankles may swell as well. She may experience “morning sickness” or nausea throughout the day.

There may be physical aspects after the birth. Medical science is not exact science, problems and accidents happen. If anything happens during the birth to adversely affect the mother or the baby it is best to seek legal consultation.  There are many excellent birth injury attorneys California. Hopefully such an event never arises but if it does you will want to seek sound, experienced legal advice.

There are also psychological aspects of pregnancy. Pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s hormones during and after pregnancy. These fluctuations in hormones can cause huge mood swings such as laughing one minute and crying the next. It is very common for women to experience the postpartum “blues” after the child has been born. Crying, depression, and lack of appetite are all symptoms of the “blues” but if these symptoms persist longer than a week it is best to consult a physician. Postpartum depression is very real and needs to be taken seriously and treated. The chance of developing postpartum increases with multiples: such as twins or triplets.

Pregnancy is an exciting time in anyone’s life. Be sure you consider all aspects of pregnancy before you decide to take that big leap!


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