Women Pregnancy Photos
Pregnancy is rarely discussed outside of the context of procreation. In Kingdom Animalia , gestation is always about the fertilization of the ovum by a spermatozoon, the development of the fetus in the uterus and its delivery into this world as a neonate.
Biologically, females are the only gender capable of being impregnated. Much is done in the medical world to defy our natural sexual characteristics – by sexual transplants, introduction of various hormones into homosexuals, etc. But maternity for a non-female is a concept that may only be possible in the movies (reference: “Junior” which asterisked Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Pregnancy is natural in females – beast or human. For distaff beasts, not being capable of maternity is non an issue. Unless, of course, there are studies to prove otherwise. But under normal circumstances, it is only in humans that not being capable of maternity is an issue. Although pregnancy is taboo due to laws and cultural conditioning in some countries, it is non so and even encouraged in others, especially in Asian countries. A Chinese family becomes distressed when pregnancy does not occur after a certain period of time.
There are psychological issues that affect matrimonial couples that cannot make gestation happen. There is something in clan/family/tribe propagation that generates an inexplicable pride in the prospect of and the maternity itself. While it is the woman who gets pregnant and carries the child, it seems that the father is the one who basks in its taking shape. It is probably because it is a proof of his virility and ownership. Absence of pregnancy for a certain period of time sometimes causes for the man to desert the wife and take on another so as to be able to procreate successfully.
There is also the matter of unwanted pregnancies. To most women, maternity is an achievement, a milestone – something to be proud of. It can also be a source of pain and shame if it has taken place in a manner that is non conventionally and socially acceptable, not only to the girl or woman, but to the whole family as well. Especially to families which ar closely knit in insular communities.
Given the above premises, pregnancy, while it can only happen to a woman, is not exclusive in its cause and effect. It is something that needs to seriously be considered by all members of the human race. After all, pregnancy was the only method and vehicle by which all of us came into being. Unless, of course, you ar some kind of a God who just descended unto the earth without the encumbrance of a mother’s pain and suffering during childbirth.