So, what does Matrescence mean, you might be asking? Let’s navigate our way through some key pillars. You’re likely to have questions like ‘What are the symptoms of matrescence?’ or ‘What happens during matrescence?’ or maybe even ‘How do you deal with matrescence?’ Well, don’t worry; I’m not just any coach—I’m YOUR guide to get you through all of this and so much more.
Let’s take a glance at Embracing the Rollercoaster of Motherhood—the good, the bad, and the potentially ugly! And yes, believe it or not, I’ve had a client once ask me if Matrescence is a disease. I promise you it’s not. Think of this as unlocking a box of empowering gems and understanding the journey in all its glory. The saying, “knowledge is power,” really resonates with everything within this journey.
Welcome to a heartfelt journey through the whirlwind of emotions, self-discovery, and transformation that is matrescence. It’s a journey filled with unexpected twists, the occasional awkward half-smile from friends who pretend to understand when you mention “matrescence,” and a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In “Navigating Matrescence,” we’ll dive deep into the trials and tribulations of pregnancy, motherhood, and the challenges it poses to relationships. My hope is that you’ll find a virtual hug within these words, a comforting assurance that you’re not alone in this rollercoaster ride, and that your thoughts and feelings are entirely valid.
So, what is matrescence, you might be wondering? It’s a term that many people haven’t heard before, and that’s perfectly okay. In fact, 89% of the people I speak to give me that awkward half-smile when I mention it, as if they want to pretend they know but aren’t entirely sure. Well, I’m here to break it down for you.
Matrescence is like adolescence, but for mums!! Yes you heard that right. It’s the process of becoming a mother, and it’s anything but a straightforward journey. It’s an emotional rollercoaster filled with ups, downs, twists, and turns that can make you wonder if you’re going a bit crazy. But here’s the secret: You’re not alone in feeling this way.
The best way to explain it, try to remember your teen years and all the uncertainty and chaos. This is why I named my coaching programme ‘Chaos to Calm‘. Fitting – Right!
It’s a journey that encompasses the decision to start a family, the emotional rollercoaster of trying to conceive, and the balancing act of work and pregnancy. You might find yourself asking, “Am I really ready for this?” But don’t worry; it’s all part of the ride. Please do check out our intro here:
The Rollercoaster of Emotions!
Once you’re on the matrescence rollercoaster, you’ll experience a wide range of emotions, from joy and excitement to fear and anxiety. It’s like an emotional buffet where you can’t control which feelings show up on your plate. You’ll also face the challenges of sleep deprivation and the weight of societal expectations. It’s perfectly normal to question your identity and confidence in this tumultuous journey.
Coping with the Ups and Downs of Matrescence and managing your emotions can feel a challenge but amidst all these emotions, self-care practices become your lifeline. It’s vital to seek support from loved ones, accept every feeling, and remember that it’s okay to ask for help. You’ll discover that prioritising your well-being isn’t selfish; it’s necessary.
Matrescence isn’t a solo journey; it’s one that can significantly impact your relationships. From the strain of a new baby on your relationship to communication breakdowns and navigating differences in parenting styles, it can feel like uncharted territory. But, guess what? It’s normal, and you’re not the only one trying to find your way through.
As you navigate this rollercoaster, you’ll face challenges, big and small. The beauty of these challenges is that they provide opportunities for personal growth. You’ll learn to build resilience and bounce back from setbacks because, after all, you’re stronger than you think.
As we wrap up our journey through matrescence...
Remember that you are not alone, and you are enough. The rollercoaster of motherhood is a unique and transformative experience. I invite you to connect with me through Instagram HERE or our website’s contact page HERE Share your thoughts and what resonates with you most.
I’d love to connect with you and share my 4-part series, where we delve deep into everything matrescence with a remarkable psychotherapist who specialises in healing mother wounds. You are part of a vast and supportive community, and together, we can ride the waves of matrescence with strength and resilience while sharing a knowing smile that says, “I’ve been on that rollercoaster too”.