What's it like being pregnant near delivery?
October 30, 2011 5:13 PM Subscribe
What's it like to be pregnant nearing delivery?
posted by brynnwood to human relations (27 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to write about what it's like to be a pregnant woman, 7 months along. In this scene, she's embarked upon a shopping trip for gear with her sister. Never having been pregnant myself, I'm drawing upon experiences from my own life, that might or might not be apt. Is my character feeling something akin to what I've felt when my prospective in-laws were coming to visit? Not dread but wonder and a fantasy-like sense that the moment of our meeting can/will be perfect if I plan well?
Okay, that probably sounds pretty dumb, but play along if you will. Does a pregnant woman project a beautiful first meeting with a person whom she knows she'll love but hasn't yet met?
I have any number of friends with kids who seem to have a hard time remembering the moment I'm trying to capture. Once baby's born, things get practical fast. How will I cope? What works? seem uppermost on the agenda.
What is it like before that?
Thanks much for your help with this!