Pregnant with
Expectation
By Lowenfield Alleyne
Expectation - Definition
• The product of hope and faith

• We exercise hope and faith based on past events or
experiences...
Reality - Definition
• The state that things are
• This is the present state of something. Reality could
be equated to the...
Disappointment
Expectation

Disappointment

Reality

• Disappointment is that gap
between expectation and
reality
• Whenev...
Pregnancy
• Pregnancy begins with conception
• The fetus is secured by the womb and tied to
the mother by an umbilical cor...
Conception
• Expectation is conceived when a particular
stimulus enters the brain.
• It is often difficult to determine wh...
Security
• The fetus of expectation has to be secured.
• One has to be careful of the audience with whom
the news is share...
Tied to the Owner (The Umbilical
Cord)

• Every fetus has to be attached to a source
• This source provides the nourishmen...
The three trimesters
• Trimester 1
• Depending on how the expectation was conceived –
the owner will be either excited or ...
The three trimesters
• Trimester 2
• The anxiety of the first trimester is now behind
• The idea of the fetus now resonate...
The three trimesters
• Trimester 3

• This period has to be managed carefully as there is
risk that the expectation may ha...
A Peculiar Experience
• It doesn’t matter how many pregnancies
you’ve been through each one is different.
• No matter how ...
Birth
• Yes! The moment is finally here. You’ve
eagerly awaited the time when you give birth.
Expectation makes way for re...
Reality (the product of

Expectation)

• As I mentioned earlier all expectations will
climax at birth. It is at this point...
Summary
• Expectation is conceived and carried until it is
birthed into reality.
• The conception of expectation is instig...
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Pregnant with Expectation

  1. 1. Pregnant with Expectation By Lowenfield Alleyne
  2. 2. Expectation - Definition • The product of hope and faith • We exercise hope and faith based on past events or experiences or based on our perceived credibility of an individual or product. For eg. If you are a Christian; you should believe that Jesus will deliver on whatever promises He has made because he has delivered in the past and you deem him credible because His actions have aligned with His words. • A strong conviction that something will happen • The event is eagerly anticipated; you can even taste its fulfillment or even see the thing happening in your minds eye.
  3. 3. Reality - Definition • The state that things are • This is the present state of something. Reality could be equated to the ‘present’ or ‘today’. The present however is not static – tomorrow/the future is always waiting to be converted to today/the present. • The state of ‘now’ • Reality is always fresh. There are no left overs of the past that can enter. Now is a time that you’ve never seen before nor will ever see again.
  4. 4. Disappointment Expectation Disappointment Reality • Disappointment is that gap between expectation and reality • Whenever reality falls below expectation, then disappointment occurs. • The greater the level of your expectation, the greater the risk of disappointment, should reality fall short.
  5. 5. Pregnancy • Pregnancy begins with conception • The fetus is secured by the womb and tied to the mother by an umbilical cord • The fetus has to be nourished and properly cared for while in the womb • The period of the pregnancy is separated into three trimesters • Every pregnancy is a peculiar experience • A pregnancy will normally climax in birth
  6. 6. Conception • Expectation is conceived when a particular stimulus enters the brain. • It is often difficult to determine what the stimulus is or even its source. • The conception of expectation is not internally derived. The impetus to have your reality changed is driven by circumstance or some other factor. • There are either of two emotions that are evoked at conception – excitement or distress.
  7. 7. Security • The fetus of expectation has to be secured. • One has to be careful of the audience with whom the news is shared – some individuals, if you allow them, will either influence a miscarriage or an abortion. • Expectation is delicate and you need to be careful how you handle it while it is being carried. • Having strong support during this period is an advantage – it will make the process of pregnancy exciting.
  8. 8. Tied to the Owner (The Umbilical Cord) • Every fetus has to be attached to a source • This source provides the nourishment that it will need in order to successfully develop • The quality of the nourishment going to the fetus is directly related to the quality of the things that the owner feeds on. • There are other factors that will affect the development of the fetus such as the emotional state of the owner, among other things.
  9. 9. The three trimesters • Trimester 1 • Depending on how the expectation was conceived – the owner will be either excited or sorrowful. • The owner either embraces the idea of the conception or may be in denial. In some instances, the owner may even opt for an abortion. • This period may be a very difficult one for the owner as he/she may reach out to others for endorsement of the expectation.
  10. 10. The three trimesters • Trimester 2 • The anxiety of the first trimester is now behind • The idea of the fetus now resonates with the owner • There is greater comfort relating to others about the pregnancy • The negative influences may not have disappeared but has little effect excepting to assist with fueling the thrill of the pregnancy
  11. 11. The three trimesters • Trimester 3 • This period has to be managed carefully as there is risk that the expectation may have a premature birth. If it’s a ‘preemie’ there is about a 50/50 chance of survival. • As the days to the end of the pregnancy draw closer then anxiety sets in – Am I really ready? • Your level of readiness is totally dependent on the level of preparation you would have made during the period of the pregnancy • Any day now! You’ve nursed the fetus as best you could; now it’s time for delivery.
  12. 12. A Peculiar Experience • It doesn’t matter how many pregnancies you’ve been through each one is different. • No matter how many expectations you have conceived; the carriage of each provides a different experience. • Each expectation will vary in size, weight and magnitude and will need to be treated accordingly.
  13. 13. Birth • Yes! The moment is finally here. You’ve eagerly awaited the time when you give birth. Expectation makes way for reality. • Is reality anything like you expected – does it look the same, does it smell or taste the way you imagined it? How does it feel? • Was the birthing process an exhilarating one? • The emotions that you exude will validate your feelings during the three trimesters.
  14. 14. Reality (the product of Expectation) • As I mentioned earlier all expectations will climax at birth. It is at this point that reality is born. • Measure the reality against expectation to determine where it falls. It will fall in one of these three categories: • Disappointed - reality falls short of your expectation. • Satisfied – reality and expectation are equally matched • Above and Beyond – Reality exceeds expectation.
  15. 15. Summary • Expectation is conceived and carried until it is birthed into reality. • The conception of expectation is instigated by a stimulus, often found outside of the owner. • Expectation must be secured to ensure a safe and successful birth • There are three trimesters in the expectation pregnancy process. • Each pregnancy is a peculiar experience and should be treated as such.

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