Pregnant women seem to be treated like their personal lives and bodies are open for scrutiny, comments, and even touching. *shudders* Unfortunately, I was just reminded how that trend continues after you give birth, which is also a pretty vulnerable and special time in which you deserve more than a little freaking privacy to enjoy. Like it or not, there are infuriating questions your family will ask you after you give birth that feel like they're directly or indirectly shaming your choices or violating your privacy.
This time around, we didn't get a lot of visitors at the hospital, which made recovery and meeting our newborn a whole lot more enjoyable, but I did however, field a lot of questions about his birth and our choices. Things like:
Let me give you a piece of unsolicited advice: next time a family member gives birth, consider not asking them any questions at all. The first days after birth are freaking hard, emotionally charged, and personal. And to all you mamas-to-be: it's entirely OK to repeat the phrase, "I am really tired right now. I just birthed a human. Go away." You don't owe them any answers, especially not about your breasts or vagina.