What do you call the woman who gave birth to your child?
I have heard birthmom, birthfather,
and I have heard firstmom on here.
I personally do not like firstmom...it leaves room open for oneday the child to say secondmom..And no I am not insecure...
I am my daughters mother.
Just wondering what do you call them and what
do your children call them?
I hope you don't mind my answering because I am the woman who gave birth to my child. I like to be referred to as his birth mother. I also use the terms birth father and birth family because while they didn't give birth to him, they were his family at his birth, before his adoption. Some people suggest that by accepting birth mother I have to accept that my role is limited to his birth. I reject this. Like someone else noted giving birth is beautiful and not a trifling thing, in fact it's huge! I do not like first mom because no-one wants to be second mom. I think that while it's technically true, it's disrespectful to the person the adoptee calls mom. I dislike natural mom for the same reason.
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