Quote by Jodi Picoult

Annie turned away, her eyes glittering. 'Here's what no one tells you,' she said. 'When you deliver a fetus, you get a death certificate, but not a birth certificate. And afterward, your milk comes in, and there's nothing you can do to stop it.' She looked up at me. 'You can't win. Either you have the baby and wear your pain on the outside, or you don't have the baby, and you keep that ache in you forever. I know I didn't do the wrong thing. But I don't feel like I did the right thing, either.

Annie turned away, her eyes glittering. 'Here's what no one


This quote highlights the emotional turmoil associated with making a difficult decision regarding pregnancy. Annie expresses the frustration and injustice of a system that acknowledges the loss of a fetus with a death certificate but does not recognize the experience of giving birth. She shares the conflicting emotions - the pain of having a baby and the ache of not having one. Annie's explanation encapsulates the inner struggle of grappling with decisions and the complex feelings that can surround them, even when one believes they made the best choice available.

By Jodi Picoult
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