While everyone's busy wondering whether or not Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem at the Inauguration, I'm busy fawning over Bey's latest comments about childbirth. In her much-talked-about GQ interview, the mama to Blue Ivy states that she wouldn't have given a shat if she shat all over the delivery room table. True story!
Okay, not really. Beyonce didn't say those words exactly, as that's so not Beyonce, but she did say this: "When I gave birth, that was the first time I truly let go and surrendered. And it taught me how amazing that feels." Kind of the same thing, right?
Before I gave birth, I was concerned with a few things: One, I didn't want my husband to be "down there" during the process; two, I didn't want to poop on the table; and three, I wanted to make sure I could shower afterwards. As far as one went, ha, couldn't have cared less about my husband getting up close and personal when I was pushing an 8-pound human out of myself. Two, didn't happen (woo-hoo!), but like everyone tried to tell me, I wouldn't have cared if it did. Like, at all. And three, there couldn't have been a further thought from my mind than showering after giving birth. Seriously, I don't even know where I got that from.
There is no other moment in life that is more raw and liberating than when you're giving birth. It's one of the few times that you truly lose all inhibitions and, to put it eloquently, don't give a fuck. The only thought in your head is meeting your baby. And, you know, ending the excruciating pain. You can think what you want beforehand ("Oh, I'd never have my partner down there"), but when it's go-time, fact is, you're going to be singing a different tune.
It may not be pretty, but like Beyonce said, it's pretty damn amazing.
What was your childbirth like?
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