Building a family is what everyone looks for after they stabilize their finances, and got their permanent job, and generally a stable life. The husband which is the man of the family will normally provide for his wife first, regarding pocket money and other needs like households, taxes, etc. It might sound easy, but if you do not have the mental capacity needed to handle the stresses and pressures, you might ruin everything before you know it. That includes the wife. Women nowadays are taught to be strong and independent. Regarding saving and their careers, they have been well-managing everything, so they do not have to depend on their husbands’ money to survive. Apart from that, with extra saving as well the wives can help the husband during desperate times. But once the wife gets pregnant, it will be a different level of stress and pressure. The wife and husband will normally work together as a team and find the solution together. But there are a lot more issues than just that, and some families need more help than just comfort from a husband. In this article, we will not be discussing how the husband can help the wife, but rather how the government can in regards to mother care.
Once a woman gets pregnant, her body size will grow a bit bigger than normal to carry the baby in her stomach. She will also be expected to eat more. Therefore, it is very usual for the pregnant lady to start changing clothes to bigger size clothes. During these 9 months, parents will start to shop for baby stuff, like diapers, baby clothes, and maybe preparing a baby room if the parents have extra space in the house. Lansinoh sells a lot of good stuff for the mother and the baby, and if you are also looking for advice regarding mother care as well as mother care products in Malaysia, they have several articles that you can read. Some families are struggling to just even think of the upcoming existence of the baby. These families have no financial plan at all and sometimes have no money to support themselves at all. What the government can help regarding this matter is by giving allowances specifically to pregnant ladies who probably have a lower income than RM2500. This can be done once or twice a year to help single moms and wives who desperately need help.
Other than that, pregnant ladies are also struggling with breastfeeding globally. Men are telling women to hide and sit in places where people cannot see if women would like to breastfeed their child. Women debating and protesting about allowing them to publicly breastfeeding as it does not mean to seduce the men, apart from that it is quite hard to find private places especially if there are too many people or the toilets are unavailable. I can understand that some men feel uncomfortable if women are breastfeeding publicly, but one of the ways I could think of that the government might be able to help is by providing more private areas like public toilets for mothers and babies such as the recreational park, or during events like weddings, maybe like a room where mothers can go to without feeling unsafe. Not to forget, that sometimes after women breastfeed their child, they would have leakage of milk that can leave marks on the clothes, there is plenty of contact nipple shield or maybe nursing pads, that you can use to avoid this from happening.
Last but not least, is the maternity leaves. Some companies believe that women who would like to take leave for delivering their child should not be more than a month. But the thing is that after delivering, women are recommended strictly to rest and stay home for at least 40 days. This is to ensure that there are no more bleeding and infections to the mother, so their bodies could function properly after. The government should force and applied to companies that these women are allowed to leave for 2 months for better productivity and ensure the health of the staff.
In conclusion, pregnant ladies should be treated as same as normal empowered women too. They are also amazing in so many ways and being pregnant should not stop them from being treated differently.