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In the last few days before a birth it feels as though the world is holding its breath. Everything around me is muted, like a city sleeping under a heavy snowfall -- the sounds and colours and movement is there, but slowed, quieted, muffled.


There are moments in all our lives from which we cannot go back, moments that leave us forever changed or transformed, points of metamorphosis that we can rail against or embrace. Pregnancy is one of these thresholds, birth is a doorway through which no woman emerges unchanged.