Alyssa Garrison October 19, As a result, most articles seem to focus on how to get through the next nine months with some shred of sanity, and stress the importance of asking for help. Growing a human is a strange, uncomfortable, foreign endeavour even at the best of times. In my perhaps naive opinion, fear is the worst enemy of a healthy mom and healthy baby. One evening, the pack of us ended up splitting pitchers of margaritas and plates of nachos at a local Mexican spot, and on our way out I overheard a heated conversation among a group of women at the table next to us. Though their conversation was anything but personal, I felt attacked. This sentiment seems to be echoed almost everywhere I turned.