Stories and Practices Celebrating Childbirth From Around the World
Baby sleeping in a hammock in the Tsimané settlement of Anachere, in the Amazon rainforest
My biggest preoccupation for the past eight or so months has been my pregnancy.
I have been surreptitiously indoctrinated into an entire world I was not privy to before: I am officially being welcomed into the Mum Club.
People with kids are curious about whether it’s a boy or a girl (it’s a surprise), or if it’s kicking yet (it has been for a while now – I would be worried if it wasn’t), and how far to go (basically three weeks left to the proverbial ‘due date’ as