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13 January 2015 @ 01:00 am
if. i hate this word. it comes up so many times in my life. and, the sleepy, happy drugs don't help.  
if. if i had a certainty.

well. if i had a certainty of happiness, love, pleasure, and the pull of true attachment tugging me right behind my navel... i might risk it.

i might even risk this racked, disease-infested, mutation-filled, drug mutilated body of mine. ....but that wouldn't be fair, just to appease my own desire to feel motherhood.

after the initial feeling, it would be a terror to find myself completely not up to the task. (or, dying before the child was established, alive, healthy, and an adult.)

i don't think i could do motherhood. the experience would be not what i wanted.

*a home birth would be out of the question. 
*the experience would severely be detrimental to my health, something my family have striven for so long to keep, at the very least, stable... and at the very worst, alive. 
*unknown effects of the drugs i am currently on and cannot go off, and the possible long-term effects it might cause on an innocent infant. (that, i would never be able to forgive myself for.)

this, all this, and, selfishly... i think i want to experience a birth more than i want a child. 

and, of course, surrogacy is out of the question for me. 

i think this is why i am interested in studying to be a birth coach. 

i'd prefer being a doula, but that is impossible, seeing you would need to have experienced a birth yourself, physically, in order to qualify. 

...i suppose this is why the urge to become a doula or a birth partner would be my second best option? 
gosh... that'd be an amazing experience. just to see the experience might be enough. 
as per usual, i wish i was well enough.  they might not take me on the basis of uncertainty of health! 
maybe one day. 
it's certainly on my list of things to do while i live. i mean, swimming with DOLPHINS? fuck that! :-)

 
 
 
Dianemissdiane on January 13th, 2015 12:07 pm (UTC)
I think the option of being a birth coach to experience vicariously the birth experience might be a good idea. You know the risks to you and to a child for yourself so helping others might help give that feeling of "giving life"
addyitaddyit on April 4th, 2015 08:23 am (UTC)
or "aiding" life coming into the world.
i look into the eyes of newborn babes and it fills me with.. something i have never felt before.

trouble is, i don't WANT a baby.
i want the feeling without the responsibility. i want to help. i want to be overwhelmed. most have to go through the entire process to feel that, and i can't. i accept that.

i suppose the only way i could do this is to find someone who would want me to be a part of their birth. sadly, i don't know many who would instantly look to me for such a task. my health is too precarious.
veganhotheadveganhothead on January 14th, 2015 05:03 am (UTC)
I agree with D, if you're feeling it, it might be your calling.

I got your card this afternoom btw, It was nice to have a reminder of less gray times. I gotta get my act together with the cards next year.

Edited at 2015-01-14 05:03 am (UTC)
addyitaddyit on April 4th, 2015 08:24 am (UTC)
i did love sending those cards. i can't figure out why it took SO long for them all to arrive. Casey's never arrived at all! it got sent back, in March!