This is the land of Mother India. Since when did pregnancy demand a tell-and-fuss book?
Ever since air-brushed pregnancy books showing beatific moms became the norm. It was time to talk about the gory details.
For centuries the pregnant Indian woman produced a brood without needing a book.
Because she had at least six siblings...an extended family...efficient mother and mother-in-law, and didn’t have to worry about work-life balance.
What is the high of being pregnant?
Finding the real you. And yes, it is a high that you are a fertile statistic.
And the lows?
The fact that it is irreversible; that there will always be someone to factor in, and that your spontaneity has come down several notches.
Amma said, ‘You’ll know when you become a mother’. What exactly did you get to know?
To be stoic when woken up at six am and ask to be read a story....
When did this shift to focus on a...