It's true! Despite all the negative associations we hear so often, there are plenty of great things about birth too. And from time to time I'm going to state them (hopefully in a pretty sort of way), so we can celebrate them - and share them with our pregnant friends, to keep their spirits up!
Here's #1. The absolutely fantastic feeling of euphoria that often comes after giving birth. It's partly a rush of the hormone oxytocin (associated with love and exercise). And it's partly pride (because you've just achieved something amazing). And it's partly because you've finally met your baby. Whatever the cause, it feels amazing!