There was a time when mom-blogger Claire Hegarty from Dublin, Ireland — who had a surprise pregnancy at 41 — thought motherhood meant being trapped while the father “got off scot free.”
“I didn’t feel I wanted children for a long time,” says Hegarty, who is now 44 and mother to 2-year-old son, Ciarán.
“It may sound selfish to some, but I was terrified—I equated having children with being trapped and felt the whole process was humiliating for a woman,” she continues.
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