MOMSTEIN SPEAKS: IS IT EVEN MY BODY?

Right after marriage, the
woman is badgered every month with questions about pregnancy but once she has the
baby, the same people want the woman to look like a new bride instead of a new mother.

MOMSTEIN SPEAKS: VICTIM BLAMING AND THE MARTYR MOTHER

“A new mother deserves the protection, care and support at par with what the baby deserves. The more support and belief a mother finds from those around her, the more likely she is to succeed in breastfeeding.”

MOMSTEIN SPEAKS: STRUGGLES OF THE MODERN MOM IN THE FAMILY HIERARCHY

A new mom makes a few mistakes before figuring out how to change a diaper with a surgeon’s skill and how to breastfeed in her sleep. But the grandmother wants everything to be perfect in the first go.

MOMSTEIN SPEAKS: WHY POSTPARTUM BLUES ARE ON THE RISE

The modern-day strong-willed woman is the classical example of the type A personality. This personality is a temperament that encompasses ambition, competitiveness, focus on quality, need for control and an unrealistic sense of urgency as per the dictionary definition. And to survive in this dog-eat-dog world, a woman has to have all these qualities to thrive.

MOMSTEIN SPEAKS: THE NEW AGE MOTHER

With the new era, gender roles are getting blurry and the gender divides is practically non-existent. Notwithstanding the fact that we are in charge of the uterus and bearing babies, mother, and father both contribute to rearing babies in today’s evolved family structure. The father is not anymore the sole breadwinner and many families take a call as to who should work after a baby is born taking into account total earnings and insurance benefits.

MOMSTEIN SPEAKS: MANAGING EXPECTATIONS

Movies have ruined millennials. The montages of the hassled yet content mother is
embedded in our subconscious mind. And that is what we expect from life too. But
motherhood can be mind-numbingly boring, especially in the first few months when there is nothing but cycles of feed, burp, repeat. The daily drill leaves no time for anything else,
sleep included, yet we are bored to our wit’s end.

MOMSTEIN SPEAKS: FROM A WOMAN TO A MOTHER

After childbirth, one of the most common complaints the partner has is that his wife has changed. The change is more often a rude surprise rather than negative per se. A demure woman may have turned into an authoritative mother, an outgoing personality may have become a more settled and sober one. These aren’t bad … Read more

MOMSTEIN SPEAKS: STICKY NEGATIVITY

“The mother’s milk production gears up to meet the increasing demands of the growing baby but that does not mean the mother lose her mind by having the baby attached to her for twenty-four hours a day.”