If we can just reach out and connect, it helps too know we aren't the only ones in the world experiencing these feelings and behaviors that are believed to be uncommon and irrational. I want to break through those stereotypes of pregnancy, and uncover some of the more grit of what happens to us psychologically. The transition we make from trimesters to full blown motherhood has to be one of the most significantly psychologically extreme journeys we will ever take as individuals. Our identities, bodies, and minds seem to go through a complete renovation. Its unfortunate that so many pregnant women feel that the unpleasant feelings, and negative thoughts should be neglected or denied. I think they exist, and its healthier to embrace and examine them. I have spent my entire career working with young children, my education is in Early Childhood Development. Its interesting what one can learn from how are ideals form as young children, and what we take with us through our lives. I also studied family dynamics, cultural influences, and parenting. Despite loving children, and always working with them, I never pictured myself as a mother. I never wanted to be a Mom. Now that I am faced with the reality that soon I will be a mom, that darker thoughts seem to dominate my expectations of what motherhood will bring. I've been thinking about some of the things I've learned in Child Psychology courses, and Adult Psychology courses, specifically some of the theories Dr. Freud introduces. Dr. Freud often suggests that many of our deep rooted emotions, and
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