natural birth

‘I think I made a mistake. A mistake in having him at all,’ I texted. I wished to GOD I could go back to pre-child life. ‘You are not meant to be a mother,’ I told myself.’ Woman’s severe struggle with postpartum depression

“I vividly remember hearing my baby cry for the first time and feeling… nothing. ‘Mom he looks just like you!,’ the doctor said. I tried to squeeze out a tear because that’s what new moms do, right? I tried to feel happiness. It wasn’t there.”

‘I had a C-section. And it was beautiful.’

“You aren’t having a baby for the 12 hours of labor ending with a beautiful natural birth. You are having a baby for the beautiful lifetime you get to spend loving him.”

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