My Welcoming Embrace

By Kathleen Whitney Barr

Pregnancy is a social magnet. Complete strangers want to look at you, talk to you and touch you. Usually, I like the attention. I don’t even mind those who want to place a hand on my belly, especially if they are women or little old men from the “old country.” But when the conversation turns to, “So is this your first?” I wish that maternity burqas

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