Most married couples are earning a living in different cities away from their hometown. Their life revolves around office chores and colleagues (whom we assume to be our friends).
I have always felt pangs of separation from my family, especially during festivals. But it is not feasible to take holidays during all major celebrations throughout the year.
During pregnancy, this desperation increased. I craved for my family and best friends deeply. I was in touch with them over audio and video call, but their physical presence was dearly missed.
My husband was always there for me, but this phase has its own special emotional needs.
I felt that my friends and family members should pamper me, feed me my favorite dishes and shower all the love that exists in this world! My better half always tried his best, but I was hungry for more. Sometimes I felt very lonely. During the first two trimesters, I always felt the need for social gatherings.
During the third trimester, I visited my parents and things were better. I got the attention, care and pampering that I desired.
I realized that the entire process of giving birth is not an individual endeavor. It needs all the support it can get. After all, we are social beings.
Do let me know if you also felt the need of people around you during this phase of your life.