I am wearing: H&M maternity sweater and leggings, over-the-knee boots from an Italian brand, My Maracuja clutch and Topshop hat.
Photos by Alexander Ramp
The other day, a friend of mine shared with me this beautiful article that draws attention to what women in different countries have in their maternity bag. I would lie if I said that I am at ease with the idea of giving birth. Not that there is a way back now. I am anxious imagining what can go wrong or the amount of pain that I will experience. I am wondering if we get to the hospital on time, etc. I am still physically active- I walk at least 15 mins a day, swim and exercise regularly and try to eat as healthy as my cravings allow me. Deep inside I know that everything will go as it should and considering that I will be giving birth in one of the best private hospitals in Geneva, I should not be worried. Especially, when I read the article mentioned earlier. It really puts things into perspective. We worry about things that are not a matter of life: what brand of stroller, car seat, co-sleeping bed or burp cloths to choose while there are women who have to give birth in a hospital without running water, electricity and sterilization equipment. They have to bring their own razor blades to cut the umbilical cord and a plastic sheet to put on a delivery bed. This article really made me think of how blessed we are in Switzerland with so many hospitals within our reach and with the choice between public and private institutions. If women can give birth in much basic conditions, I should be able to do it as well. There is nothing to worry about.