I want to know if you somehow change as a person after you give birth. I ran into a friend of mine who I haven't seen in a long time and she was about 5 months pregnant and she was just beaming. She looked great and happy. We were discussing how wonderfully fascinating it is to have a little human being growing inside of you (actually a part of you) and later popping out of you. She's in her late 30's and just ecstatic that she is pregnant. Honestly she seems like a different person. I figure there must be some powerful spiritual and emotional stuff that happens to a women during childbirth - especially if she is risking her life to give birth. How do you change spiritually after having a child? What is the experience like? Do most women need to bear a child to feel whole? As a gay man I feel I'm out of the loop on most of this and LSPG is one of the few places that I can get any honest insight.