Notes On My Daughter’s Conscious Conception

Billimarie Lubiano Robinson
4 min readMay 11, 2020
Photo by Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

Everything has its intricate beginning.

Everything except for birth.

When people ask me how many weeks I am, I tell them two answers:

“Eighteen from conception. The medical industry wants me to say twenty.”

We are trained to be unsure of our own conceptions, to leave it in the hands of a profitable industry. It…