Adena Cohen-Bearak is the mother of a 14-year-old son, a public health researcher, a Jew, a feminist, a breast-cancer survivor, and a writer among other things. A Boston-area resident, her writing can be found at http://adena.contently.com or on her blog MotherThoughts.com.
Think about when you are in the midst of labor and you are going through the most intense and difficult--yet simultaneously the most meaningful--experience of your life. You are bringing a new…human being into the world and you know that you will never, ever, forget these people--the nurses, obstetricians, midwives, and other medical staff--who helped you through this amazing day. You know how, later on--maybe much later on--you realize that as meaningful as that day was to you, that to the nurses, obstetricians, and midwives who… >> Read More