Giving birth can be beautiful, yes, but it can also be absolutely terrifying. Because it’s not a safe procedure. Loads of things can go wrong, and put both the mother and child in serious peril.
These 20 women know that firsthand as they relive the moments when they nearly lost their life while giving birth.
20. Yes, it’s scary and dangerous.
19. Oh boy…
18. Yeah, completely understandable…
16. A common feeling. Nobody wants to die.
15. I bet the bonding experience is intense!
14. Good. Therapy helps too.
13. Love this!
12. Ummm, no. You are not just a baby vessel. Don’t kill yourself. Adopt.
11. Well, right. Living is the point.
10. Great to see!
9. Okay, time to stop having children!
7. Yes, yes and yes.
6. Feeling weak and being strong and two very different things…
5. OMG. I’m so sorry!
4. Who would do this?! What a f*cking as$hole.
3. Well, better to live and hear her first breath and die.
2. Ugh. Sucks when you know your partner won’t step up.
1. Wow. That would have been so tragic.
So many of these stories could have ended in heart break.
We’re all glad these women are still alive and able to teach their children what they’ve learned.