Modern education has focused more on physical and material wellness. It has placed less emphasis on spiritual and moral well-being. The result has been a lopsided society. A lack of worldly and sense-centric indulgence has resulted in the growth of gross body consciousness, vices and crimes against vulnerable groups of society.
The above concepts defining the role of the mother are neither exhaustive nor universal, as any definition of ‘mother’ may vary based on how social, cultural, and religious roles are defined. There are similar conditions and terms for males: those who are (typically biologically) fathers do not, by definition, take up the role of motherhood. Motherhood and fatherhood are not limited to those who are or have parented. Women who are pregnant may be referred to as expectant mothers or mothers-to-be, though such applications tend to be less readily applied to (biological) fathers or adoptive parents. Becoming a mother has been referred to as “matrescence”.
Typically, a fetus develops from the viable zygote, resulting in an embryo. Gestation occurs in the woman’s uterus until the fetus (assuming it is carried to term) is sufficiently developed to be born. In humans, gestation is often around 9 months in duration, after which the woman experiences labour and gives birth. However, this is not always the case, as some babies are born prematurely, late, or in the case of stillbirth, do not survive gestation. Usually, the mother produces milk via the lactation process once the baby is born. The mother’s breast milk is the source of antibodies for the infant’s immune system and commonly the sole source of nutrition for newborns before they can eat and digest other foods; older infants and toddlers may continue to be breastfed, in combination with other foods, which should be introduced from approximately six months of age.
According to Scripture, Gods live in places where women are respected. No good deed can bear fruit if women are not respected. Mother power is in the hands of women. She is the mentor and first teacher of men. Spiritual empowerment is the key to true liberation. It can also be used as a tool for all sorts of other empowerments, such as socio-economic and political. This inner empowerment is essential for both men and women. This requires consciousness training and transformation that involves awakening one’s inherent qualities and inner power. Through the practice and promotion spiritual wisdom, Raj Yog meditation and universal values, women can make a real transformation in their lives and communities.
Spiritual qualities such as peace, love, trustworthiness, truthfulness, transparency, and cooperation are the best ways to make people and situations better. These qualities are what every person needs to have inner strength and spiritual quotients.
An adoptive mom is a woman who has become the child’s parent by the legal process adoption. An biological mom is the mother who contributed to the birth of the child through sexual intercourse and egg donor. An obligation to support a child who is not her biological mother, such as monetary support, may be imposed on a biological mother. A presumed mother is a woman whose biological relationship with a child has been alleged, but not established. A Stepmother is a woman married to a father of a child. They may form a family unit but generally do not have the legal rights or responsibilities as a parent.