“Do I want to hold the baby? “
“What if I like it?”
“How many more IVF am I ready to do? The odds are not in my favor, 1 out of 3, over 5 years!”
“If I am lucky to be pregnant, am I going to have another HELLP?”
“What about the health of the baby? Can I take care of a sick baby?”
Stop. Just stop! I begged.
Sitting by me, a friend was talking with her hands waving in the air, voice vibrating. “I had a wonderful delivery! She came beautifully!” She leaned over, gave her baby girl a soft kiss, and kindly asked. “Do you want to hold the baby?”