I may have been a little overly optimistic about how pleasurable birth could be or how easy and natural breastfeeding would be. Truth is, these have been some of the most challenging experiences of my life... Pregnancy and birth have stretched me in ways I could never even imagine.
I dreamt it would be easy, orgasmic even. I read books and wrote down affirmations, displaying them prominently throughout the house. I thought if I did enough squats, meditated long enough, cleared my fears and did my daily walks, I could have a comfortable pregnancy and ecstatic birth. But I didn’t.