Remember when you had all the answers about parenting—in other words, when you were single? Then you got married, conceived your first child, and were instantly unsure of yourself. You decided you must consult the experts.
At least, that’s what happened to me. I spent my first pregnancy reading Dr. Sears and Greg and Lisa Popcak. I became a (theoretical) expert on attachment parenting. Once again, I knew just how parenting was supposed to look. I wrote up my plan for a natural childbirth. I hired a doula.
Then real life hit me. When I was two weeks overdue, with no contractions or dilation, my doctor convinced me to be induced. Three days on Pitocin, and I was only dilated to three centimeters. My ordeal “ended” in a C-section. Actually, it was just beginning.
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