“The fuss about pregnancy” – i can’t let it stand like that!

It’s Sunday and I enjoy the beautiful evening. A colleague, Solveig Carstens, asks me via social media if I have already read the text about pregnancy and birth in FAZ. Nope, I didn’t. But I’ll catch up with that right away. Unfortunately my good mood is thereafter gone.

To set the mood: the consumption patterns of pregnant women

In the section "new trends" I find the text. The journalist Jennifer Wiebking, has for it the physician Annika Schutt (is not however its correct name), to word come let. It is first about the hype around the gender of a child and the increasingly important "gender reveal parties". Well, I’m not so into it now either. But it’s not such a big fuss, I think.

Then it’s about consumption around pregnancy and baby life. In order to Influencerinnen, which exploit their pregnancies medially and earn much money with advertisement. To parents, who put their mother passports in felt sleeves, instead of in plastic. That stands then according to Schutt for increased consumer behavior. Well. If she thinks … I personally find felt more beautiful and by the way of course more sustainable than plastic and I also think it’s nice when parents deal with pregnancy in different ways. This can also include personalizing the maternity passport. Why not?

The fuss about pregnancy – the eponymous passage

Then comes a really unsympathetic passage about fertility treatments. It does say: "Schutt is happy for everyone whose wish to have a child comes true. But she also says, "There’s a lot that’s gone off the rails. Pregnancy is often no longer seen as the thing itself, but as what happens around it."It could not matter to her, everyone draws his happiness from other sources. In an individualistic society, everyone can live as they like. But the fuss about pregnancy is different from celebrating a big wedding, to spend half a year on a sailboat or to eat a vegan diet. Schutt says, "Here the humility before the unborn life is lost.""

Here, too, I have to disagree. I actually find a birth much more life changing than a wedding or a trip. You can get divorced, but a child is with you all your life. It changes everything. Here I find actually, would do her even some humility quite well.

Gender reveal parties

Then follows a paragraph in which a New York communication scientist writes about gender roles and gender reveals. This is what I find best about the whole text. But on the other hand it’s also a strange mixing of themes.

Birth is ..

But then it comes: it’s all about births. "It is something dangerous for mother and child, but it is perceived like a ceremony." says Schutt in the article.
Um, wait a minute. First of all, a birth is something quite natural, which is only very rarely dangerous. That’s like saying that driving a car is dangerous for the driver and the passenger.
And what’s wrong with taking birth out of its very medicalized context and looking at it as a "ceremony"? After all, it is a significant transition in life. A status passage. A life changing process. A couple becomes parents as a result. A new human being comes into the world. This can be celebrated.

Birth plans are ..

Continued: "During the time Schutt worked at the clinic, women beat increasingly with birth plans On; they had written down what all they wanted, what they didn’t want. "First of all, that we have to coordinate everything with the partner", says Schutt. Also:"No episiotomy, no suction cup, no pushing from above, breathe at your own pace."

Birth plans are being bashed here now. Why? Birth plans are great. When creating a birth plan, expectant parents engage with the birth in advance and become aware of their wishes. So they write down what they want and what they don’t want. That is self-determined and taking responsibility. What better could a birth team wish for? In addition, studies suggest that women who create birth plans are generally more satisfied with their births. And that is completely independent of how the birth actually goes in the end. (Pennell et al., 2011)

By the way, I find the examples given particularly slanted:
No episiotomy? Scandalous! How can you not want an episiotomy? *irony off
Do not push? So no crisis plate help – which, after all, no study has shown to be beneficial and, as of 2018, is no longer recommended by the WHO!? Who wouldn’t want to avoid that?
And also breathe at your own pace? It is not possible. Especially since we know that guided power pushing, or in medical terms, the "Valsalver maneuver," prolongs birth, results in more episiotomies, and disrupts fetal care. (Lee et al., 2019).

OK, why one finds these desires still equal doof?

The limp comparison

"Schutt would have preferred to answer in such situations: "And what do you do when you get on the plane? Do you also go to the pilot and say, but I don’t want to buckle up? And if we’re going to crash, I want you to let me know beforehand what kind of landing it’s going to be and if I even want to do it. And I decide if I put on the life jacket."Nobody does that. "Because you trust the person who has learned something. But this is no longer the case in obstetrics.""

Stop stop! Someone has probably got it all wrong. Who is still straight the pilot with a birth? Exactly! This is the woman giving birth. Obstetricians, after all, are more likely to be air traffic controllers or the people in the tower.

The killer argument

And then, for good measure, the really big bullets are brought out:
"The birth plans could be ignored by Annika Schutt and her colleagues. Every woman must decide beforehand whether she wants to give birth under the given conditions. When the contractions If the obstetrician has to use the birth plan, he or she has the legal responsibility for the child. "But apart from that, this ceremonial thing is a pain in the ass" says Schutt. "Once you’ve seen that pain and that terrible suffering, of families who have a dead child or found at the due date to have no heart sound, or of mothers who die in childbirth, whatever else happens, then you become so humble. Then you just give thanks when everything goes normally. That is, I think, the only thing one can wish for.""

I find it downright unethical to bring the death of children into this. Fortunately, we live in a time, in a country and in a society where births are safer than ever before. And quite honestly, if an emergency really occurs, I have never seen parents insist on a birth plan that was no longer safe and feasible at that moment.


But what this article shows very "beautifully" is where we are still too often in obstetrics. We are still very far away from putting the woman giving birth in the center of attention. But who will have the baby?? Whose body is at stake here? Women’s need for choice and control is far too little recognized.

After all, we want happy births and a good start in life as a family. Since it is simply indiscussable that "woman-centeredness" and "shared decision-making" are really finally implemented and not just taught as a high ideal in universities, or discussed at congresses.

The care should focus on the individual needs, wishes and expectations of the woman and not on the needs of the institution or the professionals around her.

Good care addresses social, emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, and cultural needs and expectations, and recognizes the woman’s competence in making decisions.

If we don’t get there, we will continue to have violence in obstetrics and traumatized women who lay roses in front of hospitals on Roses Revolution Day.

Small rebuttal

This is not supposed to be a rant. On the contrary, I think about how to finally change this harmful view on births. After all, the media have a great power and a corresponding responsibility. Yes, I was really annoyed about the article. I also think it’s a real pity that this article was published under the heading "New Trends", which implies that the text describes a social current. This is just the opinion of a single female doctor (although I fear she is not alone in her opinion). This opinion was not questioned, nor was anything done to counter it.

On second reading, it irritated me that the name of the doctor was changed. Because if you are convinced of something, you can at least stand behind it. So it must have been clear to her that she was entering uncertain territory. Her views are not evidence-based in any case.

Dear Ms. Wiebking from the FAZ, if you are reading this, I would like to offer you a conversation to give you a different picture of births and obstetrics. I call it birth-esteem, and would be happy if you would like to get involved in the positive side of the issue.

Update – Tuesday, the 9.11.2021

Today Mrs. Wiebking has contacted me. On Sunday there will be another article and I am invited to contribute to it.
To be continued..

The fuss – part 2 (The update on Monday, 15.11.2021)

Mrs. Wiebking has indeed contacted me. For this I would like to thank not only her, but above all the many people who also wrote to the FAZ and thus showed that my protest was not just an insignificant single opinion of an over-committed midwife. We are many! And we could not be ignored.

But what was the reaction?
First of all positive, because Mrs. Wiebking assured me that a whole page on the topic is planned for next weekend. It would be an opinion page where different voices would be collected. It guaranteed me a place (2000 characters). So far, so good.

I hoped for a topic page that would address birth trauma, the perspective of parents, a doula, a psychologist … I hoped it would be colorful and diverse.
I myself made a small survey in my social media bubble and collected terms that should definitely be included in my text. Then I formulated something and first realized how few 2000 characters are. I would have liked to say much more. But the following text is what it finally became:

I call it "birth-esteem"

Birth is an existential experience and shapes at least two people for life. It is all the more significant to shape and accompany this event in the best possible way. The chance of a birth going well increases if the conditions are right: a secure, stress-free, trusting setting that promotes self-determination is important.

Good birth preparation involves looking at one’s own wishes, ideas and possibilities. The result can be recorded in a birth plan and given to the birth team.

Most births are regular. But of course, as is often the case in life, not everything can be influenced in childbirth. What can be influenced, however, is the way of dealing with each other and communication. For example, the current S3 guideline for vaginal term births states, "All health care professionals should at all times ensure that women receive individualized and respectful care, that they are treated with appreciation and respect, and that they can make their own informed decisions."

So obstetricians need to educate about the pros and cons of interventions if they are going to do them. One then speaks of shared decision making. An unwanted intervention is bodily harm as long as it is not an acute fetal emergency.
Different people have different experiences. For a woman who was traumatized during a birth because her wishes were disregarded, the sentence: "The main thing is that the child is healthy" is a mockery of her experience. Whereas a woman after a still birth might agree with that.

A doctor who deals with many high-risk pregnant women in the hospital and has seen dozens of emergencies in the course of her career will have a different view of a birth than a homebirth midwife who has mostly attended beautiful births. But every birth deserves a salutogenic view and should not be characterized by fear and pure safeguarding medicine.

A more sensitive approach is needed. And significantly more respect and appreciation for the act of childbirth, so that women can give birth with confidence and self-determination. We need more "birth-esteem"!

New Sunday – new article

On Saturday evening the FAZ page was already activated. Full of curious expectation I read.
It was sobering.
It was introduced with: "The F.A.S.-Special on having children has attracted a lot of attention in the past week. Many women have written to us in response. Some now describe their experiences with fertility treatment, pregnancy and birth."

But moment. "Attention grabbing"? Not a word about the controversy. Only that they received letters. This could also be interpreted positively. I find that weak. I would have expected at least a small admission of the one-sided illumination of the topic. The "fuss" is, quite matter-of-factly, called a special to have children.

5 letters from readers

In addition to my text, for which the editors were pleased to change only the headline to "It takes more respect" (which I thought was fitting), there were four other texts.
The first was about a couple who wanted to have children and criticized the fact that the limits of reproductive medicine were not discussed in the article.
Then there was a text on consumer behavior. It was a plea for versatility and different approaches.
It was followed by a piece on out-of-hospital birth care. I found this one nice and appropriate, because it addressed what often falls by the wayside in clinics: "The most natural thing in the world is disturbed by so many external factors, the flow of birth is interrupted, so it comes, in my unmedical opinion, more often to complications, cesarean sections and birth traumas. I also see it critically that only a female doctor has commented in your article."
And finally a nice text was selected, which describes positive changes in obstetrics over three generations and criticizes that these developments were not appreciated by the, in the original article quoted, doctor. It also explains how a birth plan can help you deal with your own desires.

Well, and that was it. Really now? That was all? That was … too little. Missed the point. It would be nice to HAVE. Missed opportunity. Again. Too bad.

What I would have liked to read

I would like to have a contribution from Motherhood.ev read, which say in their reader letter to the FAZ among other things:
"A good birth is a human right. Professionals have a responsibility to care for the physical and emotional health of birth mothers and their children, as explained in the guidelines.

You could safely dismiss this article as a column and just better ignore it. But in view of massive abuses in obstetrics, which we parents have been dealing with for years (and which the FAZ also reports on regularly), we cannot leave these lines uncommented on. If nothing else, the article should be like a slap in the face to the many women and their families who have experienced terrible things during the birth of their child. And this is in the month of the Roses Revolution, of all things, which took place on 25. November in Germany for the ninth time to draw attention to disrespect and violence in obstetrics!"

I would have liked to see the text of "the Weeks" founder Lea Borgmann there, which she published on her Instagram account.
Lea explains that the origin of the word "gossip" is "conspicuous behavior, demeanor". And that it is "unfortunately often used pejoratively". "Unfortunately, that’s because childbirth is actually THE moment when conspicuous behavior is just right, isn’t it?? When are we supposed to be conspicuous if not during, before and after birth?" Lea is in favor of collectively making more fuss about birth: ‘And the good kind’".

Let’s make a fuss!

I would like to join this: Let’s fuss together until the wind shifts. For we are many!

To all whose letters to the editor did not make it into FAZ, I am happy to offer the space in the blog comments below. It would be a shame if they just bogged down in the FAZ mailbox.


Lee, N., Gao, Y., Lotz, L., & Kildea, S. (2019). Maternal and neonatal outcomes from acomparison of spontaneous and directed pushing in second stage. Women and Birth, 32(4), e433-e440. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.10.005

Pennell A, Salo-Coombs V, Herring A, Spielman F, Fecho K. Anesthesia and analgesia-related preferences and outcomes of women who have birth plans. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2011 Jul-Aug;56(4):376-381. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2011.00032.x. PMID: 21733109.

Every woman has the right to a positive, self-determined birth experience. Since becoming a midwife, I have helped women to.
I am Jana Friedrich, mother of two, midwife since 1998 (and since September 2020 with B. Sc. of Midwifery), blogger since 2012, author of two books, speaker and expert on family topics. With my expertise I also support cultural workers, companies and politicians.
In this blog I share with you my knowledge and experience around pregnancy, birth, postpartum and the first year with baby.
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You speak my heart! I was also very irritated that the name was changed. I would be very happy if Fr Wiebking gets back to you for an interview and rebuttal. Obstetrics cannot be safe, if such opinions are further represented and also still find hearing!
Many greetings from Munster, Luise

Dear Jana , thank you thank you thank you for this article, I couldn’t have written the response any better!

Time and again, obstetricians are set as pilots hi. And it’s about time that parents also understand that they don’t take off the responsibility like they do when boarding an airplane. On the contrary. The better informed the parents are, the better they can know what they want and stand up for it. Thank you for educating so thoroughly and wonderfully.

Love greetings
Mira Moonstone

Thank you, dear Kollega! <3

Dear Jana,
Thanks for this valuable "rebuttal"
It is a shame to read such a bad text, which reflects the opinion of a doctor of the "old school" in the FAZ.
My husband likes to say to something like this: chauvinistic poop shit (sorry)

I have experienced massive violence in two out of three births, with long consequences for me and my family.
If I had the knowledge and confidence then that I have now, things would have been different, better.
There are mental scars left, which no longer hurt, but which let me go the way as a systemic consultant and doula.
I work with women who have been traumatized by childbirth. Rebuilding self-confidence and reducing guilt is a long process.
I accompany women (and fathers) that they really dealt with their body and the processes during the birth.
As you write, the birth wish list is important. It may be more stressful for staff to have to answer questions when intervention becomes necessary.
If the birthing woman is involved in the decision and understands the need to intervene, she is much less likely to have a traumatic experience, and thus less likely to develop postpartum depression.

There is still a lot to do!
Thank you for your wonderful work!

Oh man ey! There are so many traumatized women. The longer I’m in this profession, the clearer this becomes to me. Something must change.
While it’s great that dedicated people like you then clean up after obstetrics, that shouldn’t be necessary at all.
There is still a long way to go.
Thank you.

Unfortunately, one knows some things only for the 2. Pregnancy, but maybe not at all because of the birth experience. Here counselors and birth preparation courses should also present the birth more realistically. Do not make fear but the image in the movies does not correspond to reality. The subject of the postpartum is still little known.

There one endeavors to accompany pregnant women, so that they go free of fear and self-determined into the birth, to arrange for the women that the birth is something natural, that a woman creates this completely alone. You try to dissolve beliefs about birth with clients, to process negative experiences and then you read something like this. I am appalled and disappointed, speechless and cannot believe it …the last century sends its greetings

Yes, or? Do not go at all.
Unfortunately, no insight either.

Thank you for this rebuttal! I have experienced two births that could not be more different. The second was at the birth center, completely self-directed and at my own pace. I have quoted and got help if needed. An incredibly great feeling. The preparation for it was also very intensive, each phase of the birth was dedicated to a separate hour. And it has strengthened me to go in there. At birth no. 1Was in the hospital with a (different) staff midwife I was completely blindsided, just following instructions and ended up with suction cup and crisis plates. It makes a world of difference how birth is viewed. And seeing them as a kind of ritual definitely helps to get into a good rhythm. The piloting should definitely be the birthing and should be considered as such.

Nice that you could experience a second self-determined birth. But it annoys me that always only the second births are great. I hear this so often. It should be normal for pregnant women to be prepared so well that they have a good birth experience the first time around. And for that some structures have to change.
Thank you for your input.

Unfortunately I have to agree.

Oh Jana!! I thank thee for this "outcry"!! I read the article on Sunday, my 6 weeks old baby on my lap, which I was allowed to give birth to thanks to a fantastic team through a wonderful, self-determined emperor birth… and I folded up the newspaper in shock and was also angry!!
I like to write a letter to the editor in such situations (I’m not that active in social media) but I don’t have the calmness, the strength, the nerves for it at the moment! Therefore THANK YOU for raising your voice.

Oh, congratulations on the empress child. I am glad it was a good experience. And it is perfectly clear that you have completely different priorities right now. Anything else would be crazy. &
Very dear greetings to the postpartum!

I personally like the term abdominal birth the best.

Congratulations on the birth and all the best to you guys.

thank you for your offer to add my letter to the FAZ as a comment here.
I think we all have similar thoughts and feelings, packaged in different words. Thank you for representing us with yours in the follow-up article!

Dear FAZ team,

via @janahebammenblog I became aware of your article "The fuss about pregnancy", as well as your willingness to write a follow-up article due to the readers’ reactions.
The article has kept me so busy that now, as a new mother of twins, I would like to give up some of my sparse sleep to respond to your call to share my feedback with you through my first letter to the editor.
This is written by me alone and from my perspective.
I apologize to the persons and institutions mentioned, if I have not expressed myself professionally enough in one or the other place.

I am now 34. Late motherhood, as with many women of my generation, is rooted in an active self-determined life, as well as a priority on work and career, which motherhood still does not serve well.
Beyond that, however, there are other reasons I’ve had to admit to myself, especially in recent months, that are less talked about openly than role diffusions of modern women:
I was panic-stricken about pregnancy and especially birth!

My only experience with the subject consisted of horror stories from other mothers, but mostly from media and movies:
Women screaming in pain seem to me like cattle on the slaughter – the ground under them also stands up to this comparison. Struggle for survival of mother and child, birth injuries, ending existence as a woman with childbirth – even more so as a sexually active one.
Pregnancy was for me the countdown to D-Day.

No wonder that with the (desired!) positive pregnancy test, a wave of panic has broken over me.
At the news of the double offspring I had to cry bitterly for 20 minutes in my gynecologist’s office – now all my fears of complications in pregnancy, a risky birth and the first baby time should increase again..
I developed a full-blown pregnancy depression, which I didn’t make it out of until the 5th month. I made it out of the first month.

I know from talking to friends that many women my age feel the same way.
From conversations with friends, that men are also very influenced by this outlined horror – there they would have to watch idly, how mother and child are in mortal danger and from their formerly attractive partner would remain at most a crushed hand to them.
Should this really be the way we start our existence as parents? How we welcome the new generation of announcing little souls in our world, society and family?!

If one follows your article, the answer was probably "yes". It clearly conveys: there is nothing to celebrate, a fight even to the death to lead!

I am incredibly glad that I didn’t read this article in my own ignorant and infinitely vulnerable first pregnancy time.
Instead, I’ve been lucky enough to come across women who have made it their mission to break this cycle of fears and resulting self-fulfilling prophecies. Women who want to empower other women to rediscover their own power under the distorting mirror outlined above.
First and foremost, Kristin Graf with her concept of "peaceful birth", who encouraged me to trust in my body, my babies and nature, which work together to ensure that I can give birth as a woman! All by themselves. And also without obstetricians, who ideally should understand themselves rather as birth companions for a self-determined birth.

(And whoever thinks here of a cliche of women wearing batik skirts, sitting bare-breasted in a circle in the woods, I would like to suggest to him, as a studied psychologist, scientifically influenced, not religious and not very spiritual, to occupy himself with the effects of self-hypnosis and self-healing powers of the body, which are increasingly better researched and proven by studies, in order to broaden his horizon.)

According to the conventional wisdom and standard assessment of much of the medical staff, my twins were doomed to arrive in this world as preemies by cesarean section with a struggle to survive in pain and drama. Your Annika Schutt, quoted as an "expert", would probably have confirmed this as well.

Unfortunately, I am now sure that without the valuable input of Kristin, the twin birth preparation course with Jana and great women like Sissi Rasche and Kareen Dannhauer from the podcast "Midwife Salon", Julia and Fanny from "MammaLauda", as well as others, it would actually have come to this.
I would probably have had to experience all of this in exactly the same traumatic way as I had imagined beforehand, as reports and statements from the category "The fuss about pregnancy" stir up, and as it has happened to many female friends who to this day cannot talk about the arrival of their children.
Who actually had to fight the battle for life and death that you outlined in your article.
For all those women whose birth went differently than they wanted, statements about ignored birth plans must be a slap in the face.
As I know today, many of the complications surrounding childbirth could have been avoided if more women had received the kind of education and preparation that I had the privilege of receiving.

The method of "Peaceful Birth" strengthened my body awareness, my bond with the babies and my attitude towards them – even now far beyond the birth.
It enabled me, through information, to defy standards, guidelines, and outside opinions to trust my own path in a literally difficult twin pregnancy – which resulted in a natural, on-time birth that was healthy and injury-free for all involved!
I completely avoided pain medication and handled the birth alone with my children except for the final phase.
This has shaped me as a woman and as a mother and increased my self-efficacy.
We still benefit from this as a mother and child team today and probably always will…

I would have wished the same for my friends: that they would have known how to break not only their own self-fullfilling prophercy, but also the clinical intervention chain by means of self-determination and personal responsibility.
All the women mentioned above have enlightened and encouraged me. Made me understand pregnancy, birth and motherhood as something natural, powerful and magical, without idealizing it.
Because of them, I knew at all times what was happening, what could happen, and how to create my own path without feeling at the mercy of medical personnel.
And shouldn’t that also be the right of every patient…??!

Empowering women to do exactly that and to help shape the arrival of future children is also in your hands (and responsibility) as a renowned newspaper. You have the ability to either instill fear, or inform and empower.

And their influence goes even further, into the debate about our health care system:

All the women listed above are having an impact without discrediting medical staff and building fronts in the process. With their information, they rather enable a change of perspective as a basis for dialogue and trusting cooperation between women, doctors and midwives.

In fact, I would like to emphasize that the gynecology department in the hospital of my choice (Klinikum Wolfsburg, certified maternity hospital) lives a different perspective than "Frau Schutt":
As a baby-friendly hospital, they promote natural births, as well as the immediate bonding of mother and child. Avoid interventions as best as possible (my sister told me ex. An acupuncture needle placed to prevent perineal rupture), there are lactation consultants and a parenting class next to the delivery room, and all nurses and midwives are trained -if desired- to support breastfeeding initiation. (The fact that I am still fully breastfeeding my twins today at almost four months would not have been possible without this support!)
And most importantly: this hospital respects and honors birth plans!

With this change of direction I would like to say: The statements made by Ms. Schutt seem to me to be reported in a very one-sided way and fortunately there are clinics that act differently and that women giving birth can trust.
However, your article has discredited them and called into question the trust in them. This is neither correct, nor fair, nor ethical.

So when you write your follow-up article, please refer to the new guideline of obstetrics, which was jointly written by doctors, midwives and parents and reflects the actual zeitgeist (deliberately not choosing the word "trend") that is taking hold in the county halls: Self-determined, low intervention, and with the woman as the pilot of her birth – to pick up on that awful comparison they made.
Please let different perspectives have their say. Turn to those who work with this issue every day and fight to optimize obstetric care so that traumatic experiences can be reduced, like Mother Hood e.V.
This also includes reporting on the midwives’ strike, which aims to do just that.
Write about overcrowded circle rooms and midwives who sacrifice themselves around the clock at the expense of their own private lives in order to give women the opposite of the painful experience you describe!
This concerns every expectant mother and every child who makes its way to us!
Report from women who had to experience trauma, as well as from those who were able to experience their painless dream birth and the respective backgrounds.
Inform, use your outreach for pressure on policy and to spread an image of birth as it naturally can be!

These are the real substantive issues in this debate – screw felt envelopes and gender reveal parties.
Nevertheless, something about this "beastly annoying ceremonial":
To deal with the arrival of a new family member and the life-shaking transformation to motherhood, every woman should be able to do what supports and encourages her in a non-judgmental way.
Every culture has its rites and celebrations (!) the pregnancy. If today in the western world this consists for some women (also) of consumption – so what?!
So it was z.B. for me the most beautiful thing of the whole pregnancy is to lovingly furnish a nursery – knowing that the babies will not need this in the first year. It was my welcome ritual. And yes: I, too, have a beautiful cover for my sober and worry-ridden mother’s passport, which accompanied me to every checkup, lovingly reminding me each time that there are two miracles on the way, which should give me more reason to rejoice than to worry.

Dear FAZ, that was a lot, very subjective, neither journalistic, nor literary.
But absolutely from the heart of a woman and mother who wishes other women only the best for their birth and therefore asks them:
Please write your new article FOR all will be mothers and their children and against anxiety.

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