You’re lying in a delivery suite in hospital giving one final almighty push before your baby is born.
There are lots of other people in the room but you’re focussed on nothing and nobody other than your primitive need to deliver your daughter safely into the world.
And then….she’s out. The midwife picks her up and hands her to someone else, another couple who were standing behind you as you pushed. They are her parents.
After nine long months of pregnancy, you will never breastfeed this baby girl. You won’t even hold her until later. You definitely won’t take her home. And she will never call you mum.