If you have ever wondered how to prepare yourself for this role, the answer is pretty much simple: You can’t! No matter what you think you will never be mature, smart, experienced enough for this role, there would always be something you didn’t understand and catch previously, at the very first beginning. Why is that so? Well, there are so many factors that will affect your parenting, and you need to understand that there is no any scheme that to can follow, there is no plan, and everything depends on you and your child and your mutual relation. What kind of relation this is going to depend on your interaction and communication, which should be based on mutual understanding.
“Expect unexpected!” is the best parole in every motherhood
The one thing you can do, you can prepare yourself to be unknown and prepare yourself to expect unexpected. Try to imagine that you won’t be sleeping for a long period, you won’t be alone, and you won’t have your space for the rest of your life. Of course, you will experience a lot of beautiful things that only motherhood can bring. You will feel a completely different kind of love, and you will be unselfish maybe for the first time in your life. You will find happiness that is based on other being’s happiness and believes me when I say it is the best feeling you are going to feel in your entire life.
Put yourself in the second place
Putting yourself in the second place is nothing less than motherhood, and that is the whole thing about growing up and parenting. You will have to accept a lot of responsibility, and you will never stop to worry until you die.
Always try to find out other mother’s experiences!
The one thing you can do to educate yourself about your future condition. You can consult with other mothers and learn a lot from their experience. It can be more than helpful. They will explain to you how to avoid common mistakes and how to take shortcuts. You can even enroll school for fresh mothers and hear the professional opinion and simply have a proper guide during your pregnancy and after.
Prepare your body for your next step
You need to be aware that having a child can be exhausting. The pregnancy itself will exhaust you, and it can take too long to recover your body and mind after it. No wonder a lot of women become depressive and the only way to get rid of those black thoughts is to accept this as a normal change in your life. Accept is as normal part of your growing up, after all, you are going to live one more life through your child and feeling the beauty of the youth again.