Many presume that motherhood should naturally follow marriage (sometimes even precede it). Whatever society's thoughts are about when it happens, the prevailing public opinion is that a woman (with an ambitious career or as a happy housewife) should at some point give birth. You've probably been on the receiving end of the questions or you've heard your girlfriend or wife be endlessly interrogated: "When are you going to finally settle down? Now that you're married, when can we expect some little ones? What are you waiting on?" And then there's the unwanted advice: "If you drink more water, that'll help you get pregnant faster. You know, when me and Ray-Nathan were trying, he used to hold me upside down against the wall in a handstand. Put some blessed oil on your headboard!"
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