I came across this in another post.
It’s a kit that contains items that will “get you through labour in style” and “keep you feeling fabulous until the job is done”. It contains lip gloss, mirror, delivery dress, headband, lemon – water towelette, and massage oil.
Seriously? I don’t know about you but I find it hard to believe that this little kit will keep you all fresh and pretty when you’re attempting to push a watermelon out of your hoo-hoo. OK, the massage oil and headband might come in handy. But, a towelette? Honey, I don’t know about you but a mattress couldn’t soak up the mess I made. Lip gloss? Yeah, with waves of make-it-stop-before-I-take-a-brick-to-my-head pain coming every two minutes, I really want to make sure that my lips are nice and shiny.
I’m sure that this kit is meant to be just for fun. But, why then does the website refer to the expectant mother as an “unrecognizable monster in a hospital gown”? We need to stop feeling ashamed about the messiness of giving birth. Yes, it’s bloody. Yes, it’s painful. You will cry, scream, get all red-faced, and look…ugly. Get over it. But, that’s almost the beauty of it. Out of the chaos comes the most perfect and beautiful gift imaginable – life.
Honey, when you’re creating something that magical, you gotta work for it.