Pregnancy is such a stage in a woman’s life that it can be easily affected by the environment around her as well as inside her. Most of the factors having a significant impact on her perception and reality of this phase are either under her control or her loved one’s control. The important factors being- physical health and fitness, nutrition, continuous emotional support, companionship and physical safety of the mother and baby.
Our world has come to a situation where all of us are running out of time and wish we had more than 24 hours a day. Our goals have become so big that we sometimes lose sight of the present. What is essential to understand is that, a lot of the time, we HAVE to do it. Smaller families, working couples, couples living apart due to job locations etc. have become a norm in our generation.
Changing situations and needs do not need to affect how beautiful a pregnancy can be. This is what a Sahodari is all about! We are here to ensure that the pregnant couple have a beautiful pregnancy.
Sahodari’s are trained birth companions. They will be the essential support system for the mother throughout her pregnancy. A Sahodari’s basic role will be:
We need more trained personnel like Sahodari’s to make pregnancy beautiful and supportive for the couple. As much as we would advocate the couple to live together and enjoy the phase together, it’s not always possible in today’s time and age. The spouse and extended family living far away can be at peace knowing that there is someone who is well-trained to take care of their loved one. In India, even today, there is a high degree of lack of awareness and knowledge leading to panic and worry for the mother and baby during pregnancy. Sahodari’s are helpful not only when there is lack of support but also as a source of advocating the right information to the couple and family as a whole.