Beautifully written: this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.
This is fantastic, Shaba - measured and understated yet incredibly powerful. Your take-home message is a refreshing antidote to the current trend of putting pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood on a pedestal above all other considerations.
I love that analogy, Display Name - perhaps I should write a sequel to my blog about the Nice Lady Doctor's Tardis-like appointment book!
Thank you all for your feedback! Merry Christmas!