The pregnancy trend is being embraced by a wide variety of women and the results are not only exciting for those who want to see a baby, but also for those in a position to do so.
A new report by the US-based advocacy group Pregnant Woman magazine has uncovered the many ways that women are using the term “pregarenthood” in a positive light and has called for women to be aware of their rights and responsibilities under the law.
“Women are being asked to bear the brunt of this new parenting style,” Pregamingan spokesperson and co-author Sarah G. Williams said.
“Many of us are in a financially precarious situation, having to look after our children, and we need to be sure that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that our children are healthy and that they are safe and supported during pregnancy.”
This term ‘pregnancy’ is used to shame and demean women, which makes it all the more problematic.
“The term pregnancy is also being used in a derogatory and harmful manner by women who may not have had children themselves, the report found.
In some instances, pregnant women have been told that they do not have the financial means to have a child, or that they may not be able to afford a second child.”
It’s not just a question of money, but a question about the safety of the child and the health of the mother as well,” Williams said in a statement.
The report was commissioned by Pregamedan after more than 10,000 comments on the Pregamedia website were submitted in 2017.”
When it comes to the term ‘mother’, there is so much misinformation, but this is a clear example of how the term is being used to demean and harm women,” the group said in its report.
According to the Pregnancy Resource Center, there are a total of 3.5 million women in the United States with a child under the age of 18, and that number is expected to rise to more than 7 million by 2030.
But despite the fact that more women are choosing to be mothers, many of them are still struggling financially.”
Pregaminga, a women’s health and human rights organisation, estimates that women in America are facing a staggering $1.6 trillion in annual financial losses due to pregnancy related illness and disability costs,” the report said.