Motherhood naturally comes equipped with certain superpowers.
These sinclude everything that‘s required to take on motherhood and overcome the obstacles you’re going to face while raising your child. From more strength to an increased stress tolerance, to fixing your kid’s problems like a pro, you’re now the center, holding the family together.
Fathers, aunts, and grandparents may have an important role in the child’s life, but there’s no substitute for mothers. The mother-child bond is unique and science has proven it.
With motherhood, women tend to develop certain capabilities that were previously absent. In this blog today, we’ll reveal the top superpowers that mothers have when it comes to raising their children. Let’s get to know them!
The first superpower you as a mother develop is a better sense of smell. This is more like a primal connection that a mother builds up with her child. According to the studies conducted, it is proven that 90% of the mothers are able to recognize their baby by scent.
The surprising thing is that it doesn’t take more than ten minutes for them to reinforce this smell. It further experiments that if the mothers stay with their baby for an hour, the successful identification rate goes up to 100%. So, if you can pick your baby up even blindfolded, don’t get surprised. It is your superpower helping you out.
Have you ever wondered why your child gets restless in other people’s arms but calms down when you hold them in yours? Well, that’s another of your superhuman abilities surfacing. Infants tend to develop a connection with the mothers and look for your hold to get comfortable.
Researchers state that a baby is more calmed and relaxed in their mother’s hold because they’re able to smell their milk. In your arms, they are less in pain and find healing in your hold.
Have you ever wondered why there is a strong love bond between you and your baby? Well, that’s the love spell power you develop after entering into motherhood.
If you see it from a scientific perspective, research states that nursing has the tendency to release an extensive amount of oxytocin in your body. Oxytocin is the love hormone. This compels you to be besotted with your baby and vice versa. When you nurse the child and kiss, caress or snuggle your baby, it boosts the oxytocin levels in both of you.
Having no experience at raising a child and still doing it like a pro? That’s the fourth superpower moms have. Your brain starts growing new areas that are related to motivation and behavior.
These areas build your strength and guide you on how to take care of the newborn. The more you worry about your child, the more growth your brain will adapt. The National Institute of Mental Health conducted research on mother-child bond.
Their results concluded that within a few months of giving birth, the gray matter volume in mothers’ brain is increased by a small yet significant amount.
This changes your behavior and understanding and prepares you better in taking care of the newborn.
How do you do it all?!
If you’re a new mother, be prepared to hear this question with a hint of surprise and awe from people around you. Caring for an infant and raising a child is not an easy job. It requires a tremendous amount of strength and stamina to address the needs of a fragile infant who is completely dependent on you for their survival.
The primal bond developed between you and your baby boosts your strength and will to overcome all obstacles and go beyond everything to ensure the needs of your child are met.
The bond you share with your child is the strongest force behind the child development and your love has a strong impact on their entire life.
Sigmund Freud’s theory of childhood experience proves that your child’s adult life is hugely impacted by their childhood.
This gives you the superpower of molding your child into a productive, smart, and caring adult. Oxytocin, indeed, plays a significant role in empowering you and strengthening the mother-child bond.
These are the six superpowers that science proves you have. But, there are several other capabilities that you develop only when you enter motherhood. Can you hear your child calling you in a room full of noisy kids? That’s your super hearing power. If you are able to work despite consecutive sleepless nights and still hold it together – you are a superhero. It certainly isn’t possible for anyone else to multitask as effectively as a mother does.
Keeping up with work responsibilities, looking after a newborn, assisting other children with work, managing home, and maintaining personal and social relations, it surely is strong and unchallengeable evidence that you do embrace some supernatural abilities after becoming a mother.
Being a mother is a 24/7 responsibility that starts with the moment your newborn breathes in the world and goes on until they are well capable of taking care of their own self. So, celebrate yourself and be proud of who you are, because science is there to prove the magic you have. To learn more about motherhood and parenting, visit our site!