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Human Time Bomb

I feel like a time bomb

Waiting to blow

When will this baby come?

How the fuck do I know?

I’m not made of clockwork

I’m not a machine

I’m a human, who’s pregnant

I’m elephantine!

Due dates are misleading

In fact, they’re a fallacy

A delusion at best

They are not actuality

My baby isn’t ‘late’

I’m not ‘overdue’

I’m pregnant with a baby

Who's not yet passed through

I’m not a fortune teller

I don’t have a wizard’s wand

I can’t magic up this baby

How else can I respond?

I am healthy and strong

And my baby is well

Please, stop your asking,

Only time will tell

We’re not in a rush

We’re not in a hurry

We’ve tried all the tricks

And yes, we’ve had curry!

We’ll let you know

When the baby arrives

Until then, please,

Just get on with your lives!

By Helen Wright + Bump 26/11/17

All the love,

Helen x

Your body, your baby, your birth

Helen Wright: Double Mama to two gorgeous little humans; Positive Birth Coach and Postnatal Revival Expert, is on a mission to support parents achieve the right births for them and their babies and help them to thrive in the precious postnatal period and beyond.

Helen is an experienced KG Hypnobirthing Teacher, Positive Birth Coach and Creative Genius behind BirthWright Affirmation Cards; she's also a Certified Placenta Remedies Specialist with the Placenta Remedies Network, a Registered Breastfeeding Helper with the Breastfeeding Network and she co-hosts a monthly Family Meet Up & Support Group in the East End of London where she lives.

For more info visit: and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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