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The Pressure to Have Kids

54 hours oflabour. 54 hours oflabouris how long it took before I received the sweet,sweet relief ofac-section. 15 minutes. 15 entire minutesis how long it lastedbefore someone asked me when I was planning on having my next one.

Welcome to the pressure.

It all started on our wedding day – literally in the speeches, given on the day that we got married, we were reminded that it was time to get cracking on that baby making. It was all in good fun then, we giggled about it, smiling from ear to ear, because the reality was that we were ready to start a family.

That pressure only dissipated long enough to see me through the 37 weeks of my pregnancy. The second that sucker popped out (I say that figuratively, because again – c-section, the little devil that is my gorgeous son really just couldn’t be bothered to…

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