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And I was fascinated to discover that far from being "ten times worse than the worst pain you ever had" (as our childless woman doctor had told us in college) or "worse than the worst cramps you ever had, but at least you get something out of it" (as my mother had said), the pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind; they were like a fine electric needle outlining one's pelvis.

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Source Notes: Blackberry Winter ("Catherine, Born in Wartime") (1972).

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Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist.

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