My birth, whatever happens, will grow into many stories.
I bore two children, one birth was a C-section and the other VBAC. The idea of rocking birth or post-part seems really strange to me. Bringing new life into the world is a sacred contract, no matter how you do it. It’s exhausting, rewarding and life changing for as long as you live. You can’t just rock it and be done.
Thank you Finn for giving all of us permission to live new experiences guided by our own hearts..
I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately!
Something which fascinates me is what you've mentioned a few times about algorithms and ads seeming to know not only that you're pregnant, but how far along you are. And I appreciate your thoughts on the strangely corporate attitude those ads are pushing. The idea that parenthood is just another thing to be 'rocked like a pro' and ticked off the list, instead of navigated in a way which leaves room for being human, doesn't sit well with me either.
Telling us how to feel has gone way too far huh. "Enjoy" was bad enough, like we ever need to be told what we like. Huge blessings on your birth and stories though, and btw cabbage is so much better than those weird ice packs will be XD
Oh wow, those ads are toxic. I gave birth before this was a thing (barely). What does it even mean to rock your birth? That sounds like a vague and horrible high expectation. Anyway, you are wise. I look forward to watching you parent (something that also can’t be rocked!).
I’ve been missing your writing, Finn, so I’m scrolling back through the archives. I hope you are well!