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