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Lynn Enright: ‘I am to become a mother. And I am terrified’


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by Lynn Enright
07th Jun 2021

Read time: 6 mins

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"Motherhood needs its #MeToo moment and right now as we stumble out of the darkest days of the pandemic, it seems the time has come"

"It feels strange to sit here, already hopelessly in love with the baby I’m carrying, considering the dangerous ways in which society is letting mothers down."

I am to become a mother. It is something that I have longed to be for years – and yet I am terrified. I am not a young mother-to-be – and yet I feel utterly green. I know plenty of babies and lots of mothers – and yet I have no idea what it feels like to stagger from night to day without sleeping, responsible for a tiny life. Motherhood is something for which you...

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