We Are Mothers
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Episode 7


Nice to Meet You: The First Moments of Motherhood

BY Tomi Nelkin

For today’s episode, we are looking at those first moments postpartum. Just like each pregnancy is different, so is each birth, and post-partum experience. For this episode, we take a closer look at those first fragile, precious, and memorable moments of when mother meets baby. After almost a year of having them live in our bodies, what are the first moments like when they come out? Tomi Nelkin shares a story that brings us right into those first days with her first son, Giulian.

“The enormity of ‘I am responsible for his life’ dawned on me…my little boy’s survival entirely depends on me…holy shit what did I get myself into?”