It's said that some people come into our lives as a blessing, and others as a lesson. That's a little "woo woo" for me, but I can appreciate how people have impacted my life. During pregnancy, you'll come into contact with individuals that you'd rather not, but, if you're lucky, you'll also meet amazing humans who will support you in unexpected and wonderful ways. You may not see them coming, so allow me to introduce you to some of the people who will change your life during pregnancy.
I have miserable pregnancies, and it makes it really hard to enjoy the experience. I am forever indebted to those who have made it more bearable. One of them? My daughter's preschool teacher. She sees me three days a week at drop off and pickup, and she noticed almost immediately the change in me when my severe nausea kicked in. I ended up revealing my pregnancy to her before virtually anyone else, and she was an incredible source of empathy and encouragement. I mean, the woman offered me the keys to her house so I could lie down and rest while she cared for my child.
Social support is a significant predictor for maternal wellbeing and quality of life. Many women get this from their partner and family, but they aren't the only sources. From making you more comfortable to enabling your lemon meringue pie craving to improving your mental health, these helpers are worth their weight in gold: