We've all heard those awful, painful stories of birth, of big babies and bulging bottoms, but does it really have to be like that? Programmes like One Born Every Minute might like you to think so, and those horror stories from your step-mother's best friend serve to only continue what has become in our culture The Thrill Surrounding The Fear of Birth.
Can I be honest? I feel like that person. You know, the scientist at mission control after the rocket has launched and is successfully in orbit? Everyone else is dancing around, cracking out the Whiskey. The camera pans back to me. I'm still chewing my finger nails looking at the screen on my desk making rapid calculations on a yellow pad.