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Were/are you terrifed at prospective parenthood?

by accidentaltourist on September 28, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Morning television talked about the "mommy gene", and that some women may be genetically predisposed to be mothers, others not so much. Tossed into the conversation was the alleged trepidation that pregnant women (and their mates, guys can weigh in too) feel as they are about to become parents. Feelings of doubt..."can I do this?"... seem to be the general consensus.



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