When I was pregnant, my greatest fear was having an epidural, or maybe a c-section. It seemed like the worst thing that could possibly happen during what should have been the best time of my life.
I took classes and read books, and immersed myself in a community focused on doing everything naturally, and giving my body its best chance at having that magic natural delivery.
I was educated, and open to new information, and I thought I knew so much about everything.
And then the nightmare that is stillbirth rose up and broke me.
And somehow, despite my curiosity and questioning and reading, I was hit by the fact that NO ONE in my world had thought to tell me that stillbirth was so very common.
It’s a freaking emergency.