What No One Talks About
All the Taboo Topics That Mamas Want to Know About
So much changes after having a child and the focus on postpartum life tends to be, understandably, on a woman’s physical recovery. Thankfully, there’s more conversation around a mama’s overall emotional wellbeing, even professional, but what about the social part? We don’t talk very much about that and it’s important that we do.
“Just know that at your age, one in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage,” said my OB after confirming my second pregnancy at 41. I remember being slightly offended that my OB would announce this on the same happy day my pregnancy was confirmed but, in hindsight, and after having been one in four who lost that pregnancy, I was grateful for her candor.