When it comes to the dream of motherhood, many of us are worried about our biological cycle.
We are told that we should have kids as soon as possible otherwise time will run out.
And many times, even when a woman doesn’t feel ready to be a mom, she succumbs to the societal pressure because it is better to have it now than never.
Though we completely understand that there is an age when our body might be in a better state than any other time to handle the physical stress of motherhood, what we forget is that motherhood isn’t just about physical fitness.
It is also about mental readiness as well as financial condition. This ensures motherhood is healthy, happy, and stress-free for women.
There are so many of us who want to have a second child, but sometimes, we are not financially or emotionally ready. But, many of us find ourselves prisoner of becoming a mother by a society defined right age. And end up putting ourselves under a lot of financial and emotional pressure.
What Is the Right Age To Be A Mother? Whenever You Are Ready
It shouldn’t be the society that defines the right age for you to be a mother. Rather it should be you, your partner and your doctor.
Last year, Gul Panag turned into a mother at the age of 39. An age that many of us feel is next to impossible for bearing a child.
In her interview with Mumbai Mirror, she shared some valuable insights. We feel these insights are a must-read for many Indian moms who want to make motherhood a healthy and happy experience for themselves.
From becoming a mom at 39 to weight loss and much more.
On becoming a mother at age of 39, Gul says:
“I think having a baby is a very significant step in life, and like marriage, you should think it through carefully before committing to it.
Have children when you are ready to welcome them and can raise them happily and responsibly, not when society says you must.”
Talking about the roller coaster ride that is having a baby, she mentions:
“He is almost six months old and it has been a roller coaster ride!
I’m charmed by his gurgles and giggles even if it is a bit of a struggle with erratic sleep and feeding schedules.
Life and goals are taking shape parallelly, with a little more coordination between Rishi and me to include Nihal.”
During her discussion, Gul couldn’t stress enough on diet and fitness that most mothers forget to focus on.
With too many new responsibilities, mothers tend to forget to take care of their health and fitness. In the face of physical demands of taking care of baby, Gul stresses why one shouldn’t neglect her own health:
“Nihal was born prematurely so I didn’t put on too much weight. Even through the pregnancy, I took care to eat healthy and have always been very active, so it was easy to get back to my workouts and shed the extra kilos.”
Motherhood is a fulfilling journey. And, more for those who are emotionally and physically ready to raise a happy and healthy kid.
With the advancement in medical science, women can afford to become mothers as per their preferences rather than society defined norms.
If you are one of those, who want to be moms but are not ready to raise a kid just yet, talk to your gynecologist and find a suitable path to motherhood.
Disclaimer: This post does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read online.