It's International Women's Day and I am at the doctors office. The room is filled with expectant mothers, all telling their unique stories to each other. First child, fourth child, premature births and going full term. The excitement of a healthy pregnancy and the full experience of labour and birth. I'm in awe of their strength and excitement. I'm also so grateful to live in a country where as they express their excitement, they can also admit they may not want more and are able to openly discuss their birth control options.
I'm proud that I and all of these women have access to stress free healthcare from a multitude of talented doctors and nurses. I'm proud that my doctor is a woman!
It's a great day to be at the OBGYN and feel the bonding power that is pregnancy and childbirth. Way to go strong, brave, friendly mama's, you're exactly what rural Nova Scotia needs!