"My daughter was born at home after a miserable 27 hours of labor. Yes, this was on purpose. Finally, my midwife went to her car and returned with a contraption that looked like two ancient, wooden toilet seats adjoined by dowel rods. I remember being really apprehensive about it, but the positioning was finally just right and it worked. I have no idea what it was, but that was finally the end to my agony. I pictured it to be so different, like with butterflies and unicorns all around me. Who knew?"
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