Is a Mom’s Intuition Real?
By: Olivia Sakhai
Being a mom is hard. You have this constant fear of what can happen to your baby and always try your best to make the world seem perfect for him or her. Learning how to make the best decision doesn’t come easily, or naturally. A mom’s intuition can be a real thing, however, how do you know when to trust it, or when to ignore it?
Learning when to trust your gut and when to go with the flow can be difficult. Having other moms or parents pressure you into thinking about what is best for your kid also does not help. Experts say that the reason moms have a “maternal instinct” is that they are more sensitive to situations. Mothers think of all the outcomes and possibilities. Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Ph.D. says that "Mothers are likely to have different priorities or biases that cause them to notice or focus on different things.”
Nevertheless, sometimes this “gut feeling” is really just anxiety driven. "The trouble with our instincts is that when we're out of balance, they tend to lead us in the wrong directions," she says. "Intuition is the innate knowledge gifted to us by nature and can only be accessed in a place of calm awareness. Instincts can be wrong, but intuition is always right," says Shimi Kang, M.D., psychiatrist.
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