The labor stories of other women are alternately hilarious, reassuring, and terrifying. Here are a few I’ve read lately:
Mighty Girl
Here’s what I know:
1) Women have been doing this for thousands of years. My body is made to do this.
2) I will be giving birth in a hospital, not at home with a midwife whose idea of an amenity is shaping the umbilical cord into a heart.
3) The epidural is my friend.
4) Blake and Sarah and my mom and dad got me through the end of the marathon. They can get me through this.