Knowledge is the great equalizer. A little knowledge is a great way to keep the fear of a new situation at bay. Even though literally every single human being on the planet came about through the process of pregnancy and childbirth, the experience remains a great unknown to those that have never gone through it before.
Anita said these words with the enthusiasm of an Olympian finding out that they had just won the gold medal. Her sister, mother, and father embraced us in their arms with tears of joy welling up in their eyes as I uttered the words, "We finally did it."