Having a baby empowers your life in many ways. Throughout history, having a baby gave a family the opportunity to continue its lineage. Having a baby meant security and stability.
Having A Baby Increases Your Happiness
Having a baby can increase your happiness from the inside out. It is common for the mother’s and father’s hormone levels to change during pregnancy. Research in Psychological Science demonstrate that parenting is associated with increased happiness and most importantly – increased meaning in life. Holocaust survivor and lead psychologist, Viktor Frankl, on the Human Search For Meaning, says that “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’”. He also mentions that the “why” can be another person, including your baby. As humans, we have a biological desire to continue our lineage and make babies. Parents feel that raising children is their greatest accomplishment.
Having a baby also brings a feeling of belonging. Babies are a special kind of kindred spirits who love you unconditionally. Your heart pounds with a feeling of love for your baby and each little activity bonds you further with him or her. When I had my first baby, I remember enjoying the little things – watching her pick up a toy for the first time, or seeing her feed herself, were the happiest and most memorable moments in my younger life.
Babies Grow Families
Building a family is a feat – something to enjoy for the rest of your life. Building a family means that someone will always be there for you and you will experience the joy and happiness of sharing moments that would not have been possible if it were not for your family. Your children will do anything to see you smile, and you will be elated to see them accomplish goals and enjoy life. As a family, you will always be there for each other. Families provide advice, guidance, and support. Learning from family members is important. Babies’ brains are like sponges; absorbing everything that their parents do. As the parents age, they have opportunities to learn new things from their children.
Children Can Take Care Of You When Old
A long time ago, farmers had children so they could crop the land faster. In today’s world, parents sometimes feel that children are only a strain on their resources. But what happens when you get older and activities of daily living are much harder to accomplish? If raised successfully, children can take care of you and your spouse when old. Imagine aging and not having to worry about who is cutting your lawn or doing your laundry this weekend. Whether it is taking you to doctor appointments, managing your bills, or even providing funds for your assisted living cost, your children are always there for you when you need them the most.
You Can Bond With The Baby Inside The Womb
Even while pregnant, the mother will get a lot of opportunities to bond with the baby, as the unborn baby will sense how the mother feels even inside the womb. Babies in the womb may sense a mother’s emotions thanks to the mother’s hormone levels. Babies will also sense when the mother is stressed out and will stress themselves as well. It is important that parents remain happy during pregnancy. Exercising, mentoring, healthy dieting, and being confident in yourself as a parent are all recommended for a smooth, stress-free pregnancy. Having a baby will also drain a lot of energy from you. It is important to start your day right (here’s how).
Having a baby empowers your life and makes you a happier person. Having a baby is a blessing which helps grow your family. Have you had one yet?