If there is one thing guaranteed to strike fear into the most resilient of women, it’s labour.
Horror stories abound: we all have a friend who has a friend who vomited, or pooed, or ripped… or worse.Blood, vomit and emergency surgery: What it’s like to give birth to a huge baby
We are talking about pushing a human being out of a hole that was formerly the width of a five-pence piece.
You know it’s got to happen, and you know it’s going to hurt.
Beyond that, labour remains a terrifying taboo that is impossible to understand until you have experienced it for yourself.
We asked six brave ladies… Read the full story