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Maybe Cabbage Patch Babies Isn’t Such a Bad Idea

Writer Barbara Younger, from the blog Friend for the Ride, wonders if reproduction could be more pleasant if it happened the way your grandmother told you when you were a child. Cabbage patch babies in real life would be a heck of a lot easier! 

So tell me, is it a good system or a bad one? Reproduction and all the joys and troubles it brings.

Sometimes I think the cabbage patch would have been a better plan.


If babies came from cabbage patches, we wouldn’t have to endure years of periods and then the turmoil of menopause.

Would you trade  the joy of a baby moving in utero for no hormonal woes?

We’d still get to cuddle them, fresh and new; we’d just have to lift a few cabbage leaves to deliver them. How simple would that be?

I suppose there would be a few other rules.

But they could surely be endured with more ease than PMS, cramps, flooding, hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats.

We don’t get to decide, but it’s an interesting question to ponder.

And it gave me an excuse to post the robust head of cabbage I photographed at the North Carolina State Fair.

So fess up!

What’s your pick?

Uterus or cabbage patch?

Barbara Younger

Barbara Younger's blog, A Friend for the Ride: Encouraging Words for the Menopause Roller Coaster, takes an upbeat look at menopause and midlife. She welcomes guest posts! Shoot her an email at the address on her "About the Blog and Me" page. The author of over twenty books for adults and children, Barbara holds an a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Barbara lives in a 180-year-old house in the small town of Hillsborough, North Carolina with her husband Cliff and collections of everything from dolls to Golden Books to butter boxes. She's the mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to one adorable baby boy.

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