To all the mothers who didn’t feel like superwoman after giving birth… this one’s for us. It’s for the women who felt weak and dare I say, frail, after finally delivering their baby. For the new mother who felt used and empty, instead of this overflowing accomplishment everyone promises. For the woman who, to this… Continue reading Birth Made Me Feel Weak.
I’ve read an article, Facebook post and Instagram caption or two, about the delightful little downhill run to birth. Nearly all of them warn of the suspenseful wait as weeks 35, week 36 and week 37 slowly (ever so slowly) tick over. All the while you continue to grow and stretch to accommodate the little… Continue reading The Three(ish) Week Wait
Why should we share our birth stories? I think a better question is why not? Birthing your baby (or babies) can be an empowering, inspiring and surreal experience, but on the other hand it can also be traumatic, complicated and distressing for many women. The sheer unpredictability of birth means that as women, no matter… Continue reading Why Share Our Birth Stories?