"The Afterbirth and the Academy," Vitae

Kate Stuart
August 6, 2014

"When people asked me what I expected from childbirth, I told them that I thought it would be bloody and painful. And it was. But what nobody tells you about having a baby is that the delivery may be the easiest part. Contrary to popular belief, what comes afterward isn’t instant bliss; the first weeks and months of parenthood are largely uncharted territory for many new parents. They’re often just as difficult and terrifying as labor and delivery themselves, if not more so."

Read the full article by Rachel Leventhal-Weiner at Vitae.