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Rosemary MacCabe: ‘Not enough people talk about how frightening and isolating pregnancy can be’


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by Rosemary MacCabe
16th Aug 2021

Read time: 6 minutes

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In her pregnancy diary, Rosemary MacCabe discusses the pressure of trying to treasure every moment, while simultaneously managing her fear of the unknown

I have always firmly believed – even in the years when I didn’t think I wanted a baby, when I was pretty convinced that motherhood was not for me (clearly I changed my mind, just like I did about Brussels sprouts and black coffee) – that the experience of being pregnant would be incredibly enjoyable. It’s not that I didn’t believe people when they told me about pelvic girdle pain and Braxton Hicks contractions; it’s...

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