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14It Can Get Ugly

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Just the word “drastically” can get most women’s stomachs quivering, but heck, it’s true. Think about what HUGE things pregnancy, labor and birth are. A woman is bringing, er, pushing a whole human being (or sometimes more than one) out and it hurts. A lot. Even with wonderful deep breathing

and positive visualization, ladies, it is not a walk in the park.

A mom from Scotland posted on Facebook about her experience of what birth and post-natal recovery really felt like. She didn’t like the rainbows and unicorn way childbirth is sometimes painted. She used phrases like, "Labor is one of the most ugly things ever... A dodgy wee midwife that's not slept in 35 hours trying to set about your vagina with a needle and thread.” It’s direct, it’s in our face, and it has been liked over 22,000 times on Facebook.

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