Prospecting for gold
San Francisco Chronicle
By: Vanessa Hua
Long before having children of my own, I asked an author and father how long he thought it might take me to return to writing after giving birth.
Two weeks, he said. “Maybe a month, if you’re nursing.”
I held onto that assertion throughout my pregnancy, but then — like many of my best laid plans—it went awry. His situation was not mine, after all; I had two babies at once, and I was the one attempting to nurse them both.