I did find childbirth painful come to think of it, I was my sister's coach and had to hold her leg and she was cutting off my circulation and after awhile it got really heavy. Plus there was the trama of seeing a grey/blue head come out facing me. The miracle of life is truely disturbing and not at all beautiful in my opinion, I want a sheet covering it so I don't have to see it again if I have any kids! After the baby is out and has some of the blood wiped off and breaths so it is not blue/grey then it is beautiful.
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