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How To Deal With Unexcited Parents

written by Dr. Eva Bell February 20, 2019
How To Deal With Unexcited Parents

Becoming parents is normally greeted with happiness and excitement. It is a time of rejoicing, of anticipation, and fulfillment. Even film stars, whose marriages are notorious for their brevity, sport their baby bumps as a badge of honor. Kate Middleton’s pregnancy had the Royal family smiling and the Media drooling over such a newsworthy event.

But Andrew and Penny Stanway conducted a study some years ago reported in their essay Choices on Childbirth that 40% of women have mixed feelings about their pregnancy and 10% are positively upset. 70% of mothers are indifferent to their babies at birth, and four out of five feel that the image of motherhood is romanticized.

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