Mother Courage: Why labour is such hard work

In which I spare none of the agonies about giving birth.

1st September, 2012
I used to think that the only thing worse than giving birth was to be an animal giving birth.

"Poor cow." Never was a description more apt than when used to describe a bovine creature giving birth. Or so I used to think.

I used to think that the only thing worse than giving birth was to be an animal giving birth - no choice in the matter, no idea what's happening to you and (crucially) no pain relief. But then, I also used to think that pain relief would be my first concern...

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