Reflecting on Childbirth after Losing a Womb to Cancer: Part 2 – After-Birth

Painting by Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish; 1863–1935) From PART 1: BIRTH: [T]he doctor responded matter-of-factly: “Yes, but he has asphyxia from swallowing and inhaling meconium in the amniotic fluid. He’ll probably be brain damaged and need to take phenobarbital for the rest of his life.” Part 2: After-Birth To this day, I cannot believe this elder statesman of… Continue reading Reflecting on Childbirth after Losing a Womb to Cancer: Part 2 – After-Birth

Reflecting on Childbirth after Losing a Womb to Cancer: Part 1 – Birth

“Mother and Child at the Window” – Oil painting by Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish; 1863–1935) My son and only child was born 31 years ago today – July 18, 1984 – when I was 31: 31 + 31 = 62, my current age . . . and a good time to remember that I am very grateful for… Continue reading Reflecting on Childbirth after Losing a Womb to Cancer: Part 1 – Birth