Literally thousands of books about pregnancy and childbirth grace the shelves of every bookstore, each one full of advice about everything from prenatal vitamins to postnatal stretch mark cream. Writing a birth plan, having a breathing coach, what to pack in your hospital bag, using a doula, delivering the placenta, blah blah blah blah blah.
None of the books ever actually address the one question every pregnant woman truly wants the answer to: Exactly how terrified should I be about labor and delivery?
Here’s a real table of contents I would have liked to have seen in the childbirth section of my pregnancy book:
And then hopefully in the follow-up book “A Nervous Mom’s Guide to Taking a Baby Home from the Hospital”, the first chapter would be: Exactly what does the color of this poop mean?
This post was written by Robyn Welling. To read more from Robyn, visit Hollow Tree Ventures.
For more parental distraction, follow Mommy Shorts on Facebook. Want Mommy Shorts delivered daily or weekly to your inbox?