This website explores all sorts of epic stories. I know that the word “epic” has been beat to the ground recently. It seems that people can’t keep saying the phrase “epic fail” enough times. Well, unfortunately, the more they repeat that phrase, the more they denigrate, cheapen and essentially render powerless the word “epic”.
This really is too bad because epic has a specific mythological meaning. All adventures are not the same. They’re not created equal. You only need to look at our collection of myths and legends to find this out firsthand. There are epic stories, and there are not-so epic stories.
You have to understand that your perception of epic can go a long way in terms of practical results. If your wife or girlfriend just had a baby and is recovering from pregnancy, you owe it to her to have an epic experience.
Having a baby is traumatic to a lot of women. It’s not because they don’t want a child. It’s because their bodies went through hell to have that child. Even in the most normal pregnancy, the typical female’s body goes through quite a bit of a roller-coaster ride as far as her hormones are concerned.
Don’t for a second believe that this has no impact on her mood, her mindset or her overall psychological and emotional state. There is such a thing as postpartum depression. Postpartum anxiety attacks are not far behind.
She’s been through a lot. Make things easier for her. Step up. Be a man. Be a partner. Show your love in a way that truly matters. Everyone can be all lovey dovey but it takes a real man to be super thoughtful and super considerate. Be that super man in her life. You can do it.
This is why it’s really important for you to learn from mythology and create an epic post-pregnancy experience and recovery for your partner. That’s the very least you owe her. She’s been through hormonal hell. Do your part by rolling up your sleeves and learning what you need to learn to give her an epic prenatal massage.
Right before the baby comes, give her the massage. Right after the baby comes, give her a postnatal massage. When you do this, you soothe her. I’m not talking about just the physical benefits, and there are many. I’m talking primarily about the spiritual, emotional and psychological benefits of such an action.
You create a bond between you and her. You tell her, in no uncertain terms, that she is not alone. She has a reliable and trustworthy partner who will do whatever it takes for however long it takes to make sure she feels comfortable. It is this bond of love, trust and understanding that creates that cocoon of acceptance and warmth that every child needs for optimal development.
Understand how you figure into all of this, and you will be well on your way to providing your partner an epic post-pregnancy recovery.