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Moms, We Need to Share the Real, Gory, Painful Details of Postpartum Life

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This was the first time I held my son, more than six hours after he was born. I'm barely conscious.

Audrey Goodson Kingo

Facebook birth announcements are bullshit.

Of course we all use social media to present the most shiny, polished, perfect version of our lives, but nowhere is the deception more perverse than those first few status updates after giving birth. “Mom and baby are doing great!”

This is a lie.

I know, because I’m a liar. You see, I almost died after my son was delivered. A team of surgeons had to perform an emergency hysterectomy to save my life. On social media, my husband and I shared this detail with family and friends, but in the same perfunctory, all-is-well manner of new baby announcements everywhere. We

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