So I’ve come to a stand still with my story at the final leap. The ending is a birthing scene but I’m staring at a blank page realising I have never read a birth scene.
There seem to be a major lack of them in fiction – sex scenes in abundance but the aftermath is usually glossed over but with such a powerful, emotive act surely it should be explored.
It is from the husband’s point of view which is what I’m finding difficult – obviously there is a lot of waiting around and he can only assume how his wife feels.
Its a home birth but there is a doctor present. (The story is set in a time where this baby is illegal and they have had to hide it from the government etc.)
I have never given birth, although due to very soon which makes tacking this even more frightening.
Does anybody have tips on writing a birth scene (no twilight shit!) or have they read any? What makes a good birthing scene, is there a balance between gore and emotion?