Trigger warning with this post Childbirth is painted as a painful yet magical experience. We’re talking waters breaking, quick dash to the hospital followed by a serene, pain medication-free water birth surrounded by twinkly lights and chilled-out music. Sure, there’s pain and probably a lot of screaming, but all that dissolves once your little bundle of joy is placed in your arms. While I didn’t entirely buy into this unrealistic expectation of birth, I rather hoped that amid the chaos would be a moment immediately post-birth that would eclipse all the pain that had gone before. In reality, I delivered my first born in theatre, surrounded by at least 10…
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