One celebrity and member of the Royal family who has been trying to lay low as of late is Kate Middleton. Since announcing her pregnancy, Middleton has only been seen a handful of times out in public.
Now that she's right in the middle of her pregnancy calendar, the Duchess of Cambridge is spending more time out and about, and she's finally opening up about her little bundle of joy. The Huffington Post reported that Middleton confessed to being nervous about giving birth while recently helping out at a charity in southern London.
"I did ask her if she was nervous [about giving birth]," an anonymous mother of three who met the Duchess told the source. "She said it would be unnatural if she wasn't - she's human like us."
Common pregnancy fears
Women who are expecting their first child may feel a little nervous heading into the experience for the first time. However, there are a slew of other fears that may come about once the pregnancy is confirmed.
Most commonly, women are afraid of miscarrying. However, the risk of this dramatically drops about six weeks into the pregnancy when the heartbeat of the child can be identified.
Many women also fear consuming the wrong foods, some of which may do harm to their children. That being said, this concern can be silenced by speaking to a primary care physician who has information on which foods are healthy for both mom and baby.
Finally, several moms and dads-to-be tend to be fearful of taking care of a child for the first time in their lives. Those who have never changed a diaper before may be especially scared! While a newborn brings a slew of new experiences, plenty of love and care can go a long way when it comes to nurturing an infant.
Middleton is one of many women who are going through the experience of being pregnant for the first time in her life. Pregnancy can bring a bout of emotions and concerns, but many of the common questions that pop into the heads of women can easily be answered by primary care physicians. That being said, it can be beneficial to reach out for help as you go through your nine months and prepare for life with a child.
How have you quelled your pregnancy fears in the past? Did you have any immediate concerns with expecting? Leave your feedback in the comments section!