Pregnancy Blues (Part 1)

No Likes No Comments


Pregnancy Blues?


Hello Explicit Facters! Welcome to! A place where ignited minds come to get inspired!

On this planet, approximately every lady passes through one of the most evolution of life called “Pregnancy”.

During pregnancy, she nurtures a life inside her body and ensures that the infant/ infants in her womb is/ are safe and healthy in all respect.

But since the male population is not impacted much bodily, so the problems faced during the phase are not openly discussed and are assumed to be “Ladies Talk”.

So, Team Explicit Facts has worked very hard in compiling the Part 1 of the article “Pregnancy Blues”, where nothing is left for anyone’s imagination.

Without wasting any further time let’s dive into the topic.

Pregnant? Congratulations!

Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful times in a woman’s life.

The tiny life that has been growing inside you, is the fruit of love and dreams that you share with your partner.

Motherhood is a blessing and completes you.

Pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life, but for many women, this is a time of confusion, fear, stress, and even depression.

The 9 months of pregnancy can be happy if you get a partner and family that are supportive but sadly it is not always a fairy tale.

Most women in India face many issues during this period, related to family, spousal incompatibility, social customs or health.

It is important to help the woman accept and enjoy the changes that pregnancy brings in her life.

This is very important for her physical and mental health.

The mother’s health also has a direct bearing on her child’s health and future. A planned pregnancy is the wonder that you will feel every day.

Basic Problems

Marriage Arranged? Arranged marriages are more or less a norm in India. (Part 1 and Part 2)

The families get together and decide on the formalities and suddenly two strangers are bound in matrimony for life.


The couple has a difficult time adjusting to each other as they are nearly strangers right from the “First Night”.

With nil sex education, pressure from elders to get pregnant and piled up sexuality within over riped bodies, lead to pregnancy within the First or Second Anniversary, even before they get a chance to settle down with each other.

Joint Families. When staying in a joint family, the alone or quality time spent by the couple is also very less, compared to the nuclear family.

Even if the couple tries to spend alone time together then it is regarded as a wrong practice.

The lady is expected to spend most of her time in the kitchen to prepare all meals of the day, for the whole family and look after the elders.

Both Partners Working. In the case of both partners are working and have a busy office schedule then also they get very little quality time.


In present-day cut-throat competition and ever-increasing office working hours and 24×7 connectivity through social media, even 24 hours of the day are observed to be less to survive human life.

Male Child. Society in most of the country is very patriarchal and more aligned towards the male child.

The family also creates pressure on the woman to have a male child only.

The sex-ratio may be skewed towards boys, but the present situation demands that the woman gives birth to boys only.

No one thinks of the fact that soon they will not have enough girls to marry their boys too!

This familial pressure often is very strong as girls are still looked upon as a liability.

The education and then dowry that marriage will entail becomes an issue in most urban homes.


The mothers-in-law are often more vocal about it and women often live in stress due to this.

Sex determination is not legal in our country and so the issue becomes complicated.

In most of the cases, it is the duty of the lady to somehow manage and produce a male child for the family.

Sex Discrimination. The woman is not allowed to make a decision based on information about the gender of the baby at all.

Girl Child? If it is a girl, she might have to go through the process again after a year or so.

So, many times the woman is forced to go through multiple pregnancies to balance out her family.

Sex determination is allowed in western countries, but not in India.

The problem could be resolved if women were given the right to have control over their bodies and plan their families as they feel fit.

Courtesy – Youtube

All Over AgainMany times, the lady realizes after her delivery that she is the mother of a girl child and now she will have to prepare her mind and body to start the family planning issue all over again.

Old is not Gold? The older women of the family often have stories of pregnancies and may try many a trick that may be unpalatable to the new age woman.

She is literally made into a guinea pig, with the other family members giving baseless advice on the way she should stay through the pregnancy. 

The advise pattern is often not in sync with the modern-day trends of medicine and may cause conflict.

For example, if your blood pressure is really high and your doctor asks you to go for a cesarean section in the eighth month, your mother in law may object by saying that children born in the eighth month do not survive.

Many a mother and child fatality have been high in our country due to these misplaced beliefs.

The need of the hour is to come out of the shadow and create a healthy and happy pregnancy and delivery.

All the above situations are not conducive to marital happiness, as the responsibility of the baby adds to the strain of the new relationship. All the post pregnancy related issues have been compiled in article New Mothers (Part 1 and Part 2)

The Journey from Conceiving to Delivery

First Timers. The mother-to-be is often confused and tentative about what to do.

The family may create issues in some cases while nuclear families may create havoc too.

The woman may be unaware of the changes that are happening in her body and feel fear and trauma.

If she lives as a nuclear family, she may feel isolated and alone when the partner leaves for work.

The sex life of the couple is also often not active at this time and the woman may end up feeling undesirable and neglected.

Financial Blow. The financial strain begins right here when there are tests, doctor visits, sonograms and soon to be done. 

The delivery itself is an expensive affair.

pregnancyThese worries may make the situation worse.

The hormonal upheavals may make matters worse as there are mood swings and cravings which the husband may not understand.

Lifestyle Issues. Many a time the woman is healthy and can stay active till a few days before the delivery, but as times are changing, the lifestyle of most women is getting more sedentary and the childbearing age is going up.

Issues like high blood sugar and Blood pressure are quite common.

Diet Problems. Restrictions on diet may also create a sense of frustration.

Only healthy food, which is most of the times not at all good in taste, raises the stress in her mind. Junk food is just not permitted.

Old Habits. Smoking and drinking can be very harmful to the baby and women addicted to the same may feel the pinch. The withdrawal symptoms of any addiction can be bad. It may make her feel frustrated and depressed.  

Even caffeine from coffee or tea can be bad for the baby and you may feel the irritation that not drinking your daily quota.

It is best to avoid things that can be harmful to the baby.

Bodily Changes. The woman may feel ugly and undesirable as the pregnancy progresses.

Her body weight increases.

She is expected to be fat, round and healthy.

Some ladies who are image-conscious find it extremely difficult to cope up with this sort of necessary evil.

They find it very difficult to accept this as a way of life and slips into depression.

24×7 Bed Rest. If the woman is relegated to bed rest the situation becomes worse as she cannot commute and is stuck in the house, intensifying the feeling of loneliness and isolation.pregnancy Hormonal Changes. The pregnant woman is often a victim of her own mind. She has hormonal changes and these affect the way she behaves.

This may not be understood by the husband or the rest of the family.

The mood swings, the cravings for odd foods at odd times and bursts of anger or tears may leave the husband confused too. The woman needs support and love at this time and communication between the two must be strong.

“If a pregnant woman or new mom is depressed, don’t just dismiss it as ‘hormones’ or lack of sleep.

It could be something more serious,” she said.

“Suicide in pregnancy and postpartum is devastating for both the patient and the family she leaves behind.”

“As a society, we tend to avoid talking about suicide,” Dr. Gold said.

“But it’s important to try to understand and talk about risk factors if we are going to address suicide from a public health perspective.”

Obviously, the suicide victim cannot be interviewed after death, so it is impossible to get a complete picture of mental health conditions, thoughts about intent, or precipitating factors, the researchers point out.

Depression. Depression during pregnancy, or antepartum depression, is a mood disorder just like clinical depression. Mood disorders are biological illnesses that involve changes in brain chemistry.


During pregnancy, hormone changes can affect the chemicals in your brain, which are directly related to depression and anxiety.  

These can be exacerbated by difficult life situations, which can result in depression during pregnancy.

According to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), between 14-23% of women will struggle with some symptoms of depression during pregnancy.

Untreated Depression. But all too often, depression is not diagnosed properly during pregnancy because people think it is just another type of hormonal imbalance.

This assumption can be dangerous for the mother and the unborn baby.

Depression in pregnancy is an illness that can be treated and managed; however, it is important to seek out help and support first.

Depression that is not treated can have potential dangerous risks to the mother and baby.

Untreated depression can lead to poor nutrition, alcohol consumption, smoking, and suicidal behaviour, which can then cause premature birth, low birth weight, and developmental problems.

A woman who is depressed often does not have the strength or desire to adequately care for herself or her developing baby.

Babies born to mothers who are depressed may be less active, show less attention and be more agitated than babies born to moms who are not depressed.

This is why getting the right help is important for both mom and baby.

Symptoms. Women with depression usually experience some of the following symptoms for 2 weeks or more:

(a) Persistent sadness.

(b) Difficulty concentrating.

(c) Sleeping too little or too much.

(d) Loss of interest in activities that you usually enjoy.

(e) Recurring thoughts of death, suicide, or hopelessness.

(f) Anxiety

(g) Feelings of guilt or worthlessness

(h) Change in eating habits

Possible Triggers of Depression during Pregnancy?

(a) Relationship problems

(b) Family or personal history of depression

(c) Infertility treatments

(d) Previous pregnancy loss

(e) Stressful life events

(f) Complications in pregnancy

(g) History of abuse or trauma

Courtesy – Youtube

Continued as Pregnancy Blues (Part 2)

Thank you for spending some time with us!

We at Explicit Facts want our followers to stay safe with mental peace and zero impact through the enhanced knowledge base.

So, stay safe and keep reading our articles.

Also, “Like” and “Subscribe” to our website, so that you never miss our future articles. We keep updating them on regular intervals to ensure that you get to know the “Explicit Facts of Life”.

If you like this content, then please “Share” it with your family and friends. Sharing is Caring.

Now before, you leave our website, we are curious.

Do you agree with our article?

Do you have more suggestions for us to include in this article?

Share your story with us in the comment section below…. we will be right there with you.

Our Token of Appreciation – 70% Discount!

Virtual Private Network (VPN). The problem is technology is that it is trackable. Everything we do online can be traced monitored and used against us.

Governments in Iran and China are very notorious about zero privacy. They keep track on all their citizens’ online activities.

The rich people are well aware of this problem. Especially those, who travel a lot and are dependent on excessive usage of their laptop and smartphones as their mobile office.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an online service, that protects you from online tracking. It is super easy to install and excessively used by those who, take their online presence seriously.

With just a few clicks, you can hide your Internet Protocol (IP) and browse the internet safely. 

This type of facility was available only super-wealthy in the early days. But now, anyone can use this incredible tool.

So much so, that we reached out to the VPN company we use and negotiated probably the best deal you can ever get in the marketplace. If you go to, you will get 70% off for the 3 years plan.

After you purchase 3 years plan, you will an email, with a lucky draw, which allows you Nord VPN usage for an additional 1, 2 or 3 years, as a free gift from Nord VPN, a limited time offer.

Even better, you will get to use this incredible facility for one month for FREE!

If you don’t see a value in it, you don’t lose a penny.

The deal we have on the table is by far the best one you will have today. And its exclusive, offered by esteemed company NORD VPN to our community.

The main reasons to use VPN and features of these services are mentioned below:-

Nord VPN has the largest VPN service network (5800+ servers in 58 countries) in the world.

Try our award-winning service without any risk to your wallet.

Nord VPN offers infinite bandwidth.

For knowing additional details about VPN please click on the video link mentioned below:-

Courtesy – Youtube

Website. To have your own business, you need to have one website of your own, to reach maximum people without much efforts.

If you don’t have website of your own and wish to make one then we recommend you to buy the hosting service from Bigscoots.

So, get started by

With every WordPress install we deploy enhanced brute force protection, a custom firewall solution, spam filtering and malware scanning as well as network-wide DDoS protection and monitor your WordPress websites from multiple locations around the world to ensure they are not only up, but also performing as optimally as possible 24/7.

Our Fully Managed WordPress Hosting solutions ensure that your site will not only blazing fast but also always secure. Our relentless drive to deliver the best service and management in the industry is the reason why our clients continue to choose us over our competitors year after year.

You will never regret your decision!

Humble Request

For more updates in the future, please do follow our Social Media Platforms, links of which are mentioned below:-





Quora –

Linkedin –

#explicitfacts #explicit-facts #explicit_facts #pregnancy #mother #motherhood #money #profession #career #family #marriage #sex #fatherhood


No Likes No Comments


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

89 + = 90

Related Articles

Do Fathers Rape Their Own Daughters? (Part 1)

Do Fathers Rape Their Own Daughters? Introduction Hello Explicit Facter!...

Read More
By Explicit Facts
2 Likes 1 Comment
New Mother: A Journey on Lonely Road! (Part 2)

Previous Continued from New Mother: A Journey on Lonely Road!...

Read More
By Explicit Facts
No Likes No Comments
By Explicit Facts
No Likes No Comments