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The top five questions I get asked as a non-biological mother
Um… no. I've never wanted to be pregnant and I never felt jealous of my wife while she was growing our baby boy. Contrary to common belief, maternal feelings don't have to include the desire to be pregnant or give birth.
Yes. Being present when your baby comes out of your loved one's body, being named on their birth certificate, knowing you're responsible for this person and watching them grow up from the day that they were born… These things were for me far more important in encouraging bonding than a shared biology.
No! The dad is the word we use for a male parent and I look very obviously female, so please stop asking me such a stupid question.
I think he'll figure that one out himself. As long as he doesn't call me something rude I don't really care.
No, I didn't want to, although nowadays women can take medication that allow them to breastfeed a child, even though they haven't been pregnant or given birth.