This is maybe off-topic somewhat, but, my students at school recently figured out that I am expecting (I really thought they'd say something sooner . . . but I won't discuss personal issues at school.) Anyway, their excitement was cute, but . . .
I teach mostly teenage girls, and in each class that has asked, several girls have asked "Aren't you scared?" and when I ask what they mean, it's so obvious that they have this horrific image of birth! I just feel this is SO sad! They think pregnancy is adorable (not sure I agree with them on that point! but, I'll take what I can get at this stage!) and are already cooing over the idea of a baby and begging me to bring him in after he comes . . . but they clearly have this idea that birth is something to be scared of.
I don't think I ever thought about birth at their age, one way or the other . . . but I wonder where they get this. I think it's too bad that they are only 14-17 and have this idea so strongly entrenched in their minds. . .