Growing tiny humans is seriously one of the most badass things I've ever done. However, in my opinion there's nothing more badass than labor and delivery (and this is coming from someone who runs marathons). You learn so much about what you're capable of and how to get through some serious pain, self-doubt, and tough decisions, all while a nurse says you can't even have a snack. While they're definitely not for the faint of heart, there are so many labor and delivery moments that prove you'll be a badass mom.
Some of mine were stereotypical, like walking through back labor contractions so intense that I literally thought I was going to die, yelling and screaming, and the intensity that is transition. Others were silly or gross, which is important, because dealing with silly and gross stuff is pretty much what parents do. And, of course, others were super empowering and gave me the strength to conquer childbirth.
There were times when I seriously thought I wasn't going to make it and times when I was seriously proud of what I was able to do. If you think about it, that sentence pretty much sums of what it's like to be a parent, too. Then,there's the moment when you meet your baby for the first time and realize that you grew and birthed an actual human being, which is pretty much the most hardcore thing imaginable. No matter how you do it, birth is so badass, and proof that you'll be a badass mom, too.