Motherhood is one of
the most beautiful gifts of life for women. Many women feel a natural
desire to be mothers and all of the joys that come with having
children. But there are plenty of us who are not as naturally
inclined to be moms. There are plenty of ways reasons that motherhood
is beautiful but equally terrifying. To really understand what is so
daunting about motherhood, check out these most common reasons women
are scared to be a mom.
When you become a
mother, you are literally responsible for a life. The sheer magnitude
of this responsibility is probably one of the most important things a
mother will ever do. That is an intimidating task for any woman, and
is easily one of the biggest deterrents for women when thinking of
The pain of
Some women undergo
easier childbirth than others. But for some, childbirth can be an
excruciating experience that is quite painful. From hours of labor to
C sections, having a baby can be pretty tough to endure.
Once you have a
child, you will worry about them for the rest of your life. Whether
they are near or far, mothers will always spend countless hours
stressing about the health and happiness of their children.
Lack of personal
A baby will be one of the biggest time commitments for a new mom. You
will rarely have a second to yourself to relax. You’ll always have
your kid by your side. In a sense, they will become your new
miniature best friend.
The fact that
everything will change.
Life as you know it
will no longer exist after having a baby. Thinking about your own
needs first will be a thing of the past, as will those constant fun
nights out on the town. You will now have to shift your focus and
life to prioritize your kid first.
The lack of
From here on out,
you can’t decide you want to just up and leave for a road trip, or
get away from your responsibilities at the drop of a dime. For some
women, losing this much freedom can be intimidating.
motherly or nurturing tendencies.
Do you see other
babies and never feel the urge to ooh and ahh, or hold and snuggle
them? This may make you feel like you don’t possess a natural urge
to be a mother. This could be true, but it could also mean that you
will feel a motherly instinct once you bond with your own child.
Fear of hurting
A new baby is so vulnerable and totally dependent on his or parents for everything. This can be a scary realization, with fears that you may accidently harm your new baby or forget something critical to his or her health. But motherhood is about trying as hard as you can, allowing yourself some room for mistakes, and loving your kid through it all.