You know when you (or your partner) is pregnant and everyone asks you about your birth plan? Someone inevitably follows up with, “women have been doing it for thousands of years,” as a (usually well-intentioned) reminder that you pushing that giant watermelon of a fetus out of your body isn’t totally bananas.
The thing is, it is. It’s a miracle or a horror show or somewhere in between depending on your perspective. But it’s your shitshow and it’s raw and emotional and wonderful and terrifying. And most of all you have no idea what in God’s name you’re doing.
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