“Giving birth is one of the most beautiful natural things a woman can do”
The books don’t tell you.
And most mothers won’t either
Because they either want to forget…
Or they don’t want to scare you.
Maybe the books mean beautiful in a spiritual way.
Cos physically, it is disgusting.
Being pushed out of your vagina…
Yeah it’s not pretty.
When I gave birth to my son,
My sister was there with filming it.
A few months later, we turned on her laptop to try and watch it…
And neither of us could.
I think childbirth videos are the stuff horror and alien movies are made of.
My daughters birth wasn’t much better, but at least I was better prepared.
A water birth
And the environment I was in made it more “beautiful” but nonetheless…
When i talk to my pregnant friends,
I tell them the truth.
It ain’t pretty.
It’s worth it…
At some point afterwards.
After the pain
After you’ve healed…
But don’t be a sucker and expect it to be glorious and clean.