I’ve been looking through stock and Creative Commons Licensed photos tonight that deal with pregnancy. I figured that while I’m in the mood I’d look for some photos that we could possibly use for the upcoming ICAN Conference in April in Atlanta.
I find this a particularly interesting portrayal of Venus, the goddess of fertility among others. Notice that in this piece of artwork, she is missing her lower abdomen. There is a hole there. This is how I feel – like a goddess (albeit worldly, a woman who is quite fertile) whose corrupted uterus has been excised from her body. It is so hard not to point at the cesarean as the root of my current woes.
I am so sorry that so many of you know how I feel. No one deserves it.