• Childbearing is the most consistent of human events. Male and female alike, we have all been gestated inside a woman's body. As a phenomenon, childbearing is seemingly eternal and universal, yet like no other it highlights the gender divide, the singularity of individual experience and sociocultural diversities.

    Joan Raphael-Leff (2000). “Spilt Milk: Perinatal Loss & Breakdown”, p.1951, Karnac Books