Hi Guys, I was reading something the other day about scenes that are important but hardly ever written. With the inclusion of practically every conceivable sex position getting into various works and every other facet of life entering into literature, why does there seem to be a desire to shy away from birth scenes? The article I was reading raised some good points, how most birth scenes in books are glossed over, even to the point of a chapter ending with a pregnancy and the next chapter starting with a babe in arms and on the screen, these scenes - when used - are almost so clichéd that we have practically come to the conclusion that all births require a flood of biblical proportions when the waters break followed by lots of fast driving, screaming, minimum amount of blood and fainting fathers. Thirty minutes on YouTube will tell you that's not the case in most births. (and I'm discounting the one in Twilight because that deals with non-humans). So, have you ever written one? What clichés would you keep (if any) and which would you get rid of? Would you even consider writing one if your story needed it or would you simply gloss over it and skip ahead to after the baby had been born? I'm interested because, I've done one and I'm doing another one and in all honesty, they are turning out to be the hardest things I have ever written. Bar none!