While pregnancy is not for the faint hearted, it can be a beautiful time in a woman's life. There's the anticipation of becoming a mother, what her baby will look like and act like. Of course, there are the fears and concerns about doing a good job, the health and safety of the little one in pregnancy and once he or she enters the world, and worries about the discomfort and pain of late pregnancy and labor and delivery.
To have these feelings is perfectly natural. But women can't let the fears overwhelm them. After all, no one wants to miss out on the preciousness of the nine months of pregnancy while baby is busy growing. The wonder and awe of it all is too good an experience to let the other stuff get in the way.
Indeed, those warm and fuzzy feelings should carry a woman through pregnancy, even if there are problems or complications or risks. In fact, in those instances, it can help to focus on the positives. What will it feel like to hold the little bundle in her arms for the first time and thereafter? How much love is passing through mother and child already?
The dreams of the first time a baby grabs mamma's finger or clutches her neck are a great way to overcome the fears and concerns of whatever is coming next. Truly, the entire idea of pregnancy - swollen belly and all - is miraculous.
For mothers-to-be, that's why documenting their pregnancy through photos has become a popular tradition. People have long said that pregnant women have a glow about them. There's definitely some truth to that, and mothers don't want to miss out on capturing that in an image they can later share with the babies they birthed.
Discover 20 beautiful pregnancy photos that you'll want to recreate: