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By Carley Mendes

There is a phase in labor, appropriately called
transition, where a woman will meet her breaking point.
She’ll feel as though she just can’t go on, and she is right.
The maiden in her is not strong enough for the task at hand.
It’s during this time the maiden dies so that the woman can be
reborn as a mother, with her child. A new, more capable version
of herself with far more strength than she has ever known.
From maiden to mother.