Dreams relating to motherhood began quite early in my life. It was mostly inspired by pregnancy photoshoots with celebrities like Brooke Shields, Kirsten Dunst, and Demi Moore. These ladies made pregnancy look like a piece of cake. With their long and thick hair resting on their shoulders, and finely manicured hands cradling their perfectly shaped bellies – everything looked handpicked, as if from a favourite fairy-tale.
After eight years of being an active mother, I have finally come to terms with acknowledging the identity of motherhood.
Most of motherhood that is glorified — the process of giving birth, breastfeeding, the sleepless nights — is visible. What if we say that this is only the tip of the iceberg? The invisible and infinitely more extensive workload frequently goes unseen by the world and is most often, the root cause of why mothers feel tired all the time. We call it the mental load and all mothers can relate.
National Film Award-winning actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha is back to work after giving birth to her daughter Ilham Nusrat Farooki.
Motherhood changes everything you knew about yourself and the world you had carefully curated for the past however many years you have been alive.
Black Milk is an autobiographical documentation of Shafak's hesitation, anxiety, perplexity, and self-discovery as she is about to enter the phase of motherhood.
Chinese researchers finds that giving birth may increase a woman's risk of heart disease and stroke by 14 percent compared to having no children.