Our world is becoming a dangerous place for vulnerable people. Women especially the pregnant ones become easy targets for attack because they are willing to give anything just not to hurt their unborn child. This is what leads some women to be curious about getting a self-defense class while pregnant.
Many women consider pregnancy as a gift. In fact, some women are serious about formal pregnancy announcement ideas to their loved ones. As it is a gift to women, it can also pose additional vulnerability to robbers and other bad elements. Pregnant women become their easy prey. That is why some pregnant women try to learn basic self-defense techniques to protect themselves.
There are self-defense trainings that are not very rigorous and are suitable even for pregnant women. Self-defense trainings do not just involve physical strength but also your ability to stay calm, composed, and to think of a way to get out of a dangerous situation. All these are taught in self-defense trainings. However, if you are experiencing a period while pregnant which is not real menstruation but may be a sign of a serious pregnancy problem such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, it is best to avoid undergoing these trainings.
Foremost in self-defense among pregnant women is your body language. For instance, walking with your shoulders slumped and heads down makes you an easier target than when you walk with confidence holding your head high. Another example is when you are walking toward your car and are fumbling for your keys in your purse. This situation will give attackers a good opportunity to attack you. So instead, have your keys ready before going to your car. Generally, the more distracted and afraid you look, the more you will appear as an easy target.
Another way that you can defend yourself without using force is to stay away from potentially dangerous places or situations. Avoid travelling or going out at night especially when you are alone. Don’t go to dark places or places notorious for bad elements. You must always pay attention to the places where you are going including parking lots because they are a common place where many pregnant women are attacked. If you are uncomfortable about a certain place, leave immediately. Also, as you approach your due date, it is best to always have a companion whenever you go for checkup or shopping. Additionally and as much as possible, avoid confrontations with people who are known to be dangerous or violent.
Moreover, the best self-defense is to avoid getting into a situation that might put you and your child in danger. And if you are already in a dangerous situation, stay calm, assess the situation, and make sure your attacker will do the least harm or better will not harm you or your unborn baby.
Pregnant women ought to protect themselves against violence and danger. And learning self-defense is one of the best ways to stay protected.