Here’s another unique challenge that divorcing women face: What if you are pregnant or nursing a young child while going through a divorce?
Nursing and caring for an infant — or growing a baby — put massive demands on your time, your body and your emotional state. The hormonal effects of pregnancy on the body, in and of themselves, can be profound. In an ideal world, pregnant and nursing women should be able to spend their time concentrating on bonding with their children and protecting their own needs for nourishment and calm, etcetera.
Fathers and other caregivers can intimately bond with young kids — and do a lot of work to help them. But it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison.
Unfortunately, there is no quick solution for dealing with the unique challenges that come with getting divorced while nursing, going through pregnancy or taking care of an infant. Just be sure to protect your body and your needs as well as your kid’s needs.
Likewise, there’s no quick or easy way to address the multifaceted challenges that come with raising small kids in the midst of a potentially contentious divorce. Connecting with a good legal team can help, though. Call Dinnebier & Demmerle today for a consultation with our experienced lawyers.