Women are so capable. We’re strong and independent, and for many of us, being pregnant is something amazingly natural. Looking back on my own experience of pregnancy, I know I thought I had it all figured out. I had my copy of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” in my handbag all the time! I had vague memories of the stories my own mum had told me about giving birth, but this book was my guide.
I projected this image of myself as someone who was totally prepared for birth, that I was in control. Everything looked perfect.
But it wasn’t.