Dan and I are well aware that babies are not delivered by storks. Yes, we waited 14 years to have a kid but we knew about the birds and the bees from the more than graphic high school sex education program! When you are 31 years old, you would think that people don't necessarily see the need to educate you about sexuality...especially contraception!
The first time it happened was at the clinic. After my obstetrician told me that I had a great perineum (and a nurse at the hospital told me I had great nipples...please, enough with the compliments), she sat down, looked at us and said : "lets talk about contraception". Fine, it is good to know your post-pregnancy options.
The second time it happened was at home. The nurse from the community health centre handed us a document and said : "lets talk about contraception". Dan and I looked at each other and smiled discretely.
The third time it happened was with our doula. She looked at us awkwardly and said : "lets talk about contraception". Ok, I could not take it anymore! I laughed and asked if Dan and I looked like two retarded teenagers that needed to be told over and over again that if you have sex you might end up pregnant!
Apparently, there is an increasing number of unplanned pregnancies amongst brand new moms. Maybe it is just me but the stitches, the bleeding, the leaky breasts, the small jiggly belly, the lack of sleep (and thank God I have no hemorrhoids) are a major mood killer for me at the moment!
Oh, and when I called the clinic (one short week after giving birth) because I had blood clots, the nurse asked me : "did you have sexual intercourse"? me: are you serious???
Beautiful illustrations from an Alice au Pays des Merveilles (Alice in Wonderland) book that my dad gave us when he came to the hospital.