Share your birth story in six words or less
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If you had asked me -- in the middle of active labor -- to share my birth story, the above sentence would have summed it up nicely. But immediately afterward, with the product of that long, hard, messy, but life-changing process nuzzling quietly in my arms, well, it might have been slightly more sentimental:
"My heart is yours. But ow."
Doulicia recently asked her readers to share their birth stories in six words or less. The result is a stunning collection of experiences -- hilarious, emotional, and some, utterly heart-breaking. Here's a sampling:
- Baby came out. I came alive.
- "Are you comfortable? ARE YOU KIDDING??"
- Disabled mom has gloriously normal birth.
- Front seat, 60 MPH, early morning, WOW!
- I can't. You can. She's here.