I don’t know if I would be strong enough to face what you are about to face. We gave birth just before the pandemic was declared, and my partner was still allowed in the birthing room and to visit. But, I also didn’t know that I’d be strong enough for a natural birth without an epidural. You will surprise yourself, mama, with how strong you can be. And you will do it all for your daughter.

China specialist, feminist, political scientist in progress. Reviews, socialism & everyday academia. Low-brow, no jargon/acronyms. Editor of The Open Bookshelf.

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