Vedic scriptures say pregnancy or childbirth is a cause for jubilation. Pregnancy is a time that brings with it both joy as well as several new responsibilities.
For women who choose to bear children, their journey through pregnancy, labor, and birth is a bio -psychosocial process that will occupy almost a year of their lives. They are embarking on a developmental path that will propel them into reflection on the past, anticipation of the future, new learning, physical challenge, identity shifts, and a rearrangement of their social status. This is a time ripe for personal growth as well as strengthening couple relationship for the benefit of the baby in the womb.