“We’re talking about something that is deeply personal. When you have a good birth story, there will be very few intense, intimate, life-changing events that can compare to it. This is true even when it’s a difficult story, but in that case it’s often not as hard to share.
“And that’s the problem. When we only tell the troubled stories, the social construct of birth gets more and more scary. If 80% of the stories we heard were positive, we would approach childbirth very differently than we do.
“Tell good stories, but never be dismissive of any birth story. Everyone gets to share what they want because everyone’s voice is important.”
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