The Birth Story I Never Told You

Who wants to know that on the day of their birth, their mother was thinking about death?

Courtney Christine Woods, LSW
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readAug 20, 2019

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Photo: Brooke Pennington/Getty Images

You had both eyes wide open when you came into the world.

Your father tells it this way: Suspended between two worlds, halfway in and halfway out, you turned and looked him full in the face. He positioned his hands the way the midwife…

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Courtney Christine Woods, LSW
Human Parts

Storyteller, social worker, solo parent. Fan of triads and alliteration. Believer that we’re all out here doing our best. Find me on FB @courtneycwrites