Or is the vow of silence from already-Mums even worse? With elected Caesarians on the rise and arguments being made that social media is instrumental in women’s growing pregnancy fears, for some it can all just prove too much.
At 27, I'm not quite in my prime baby-making stage of life just yet, but I am getting closer to it and currently, I'm meeting mums-to-be, new mums and new-borns at every intersection.
Once-alien terms like 'amniocentesis', 'pre-eclampsia' and 'breech' have all become common parlances and while I'm still far off the broody, ovarian ache, pregnancy and childbirth have become much more topical subjects in my life.
And it's understandable that, in a society that's learned to detail the minutiae of every lunch, women are feeling the need to share the presumably enormous and life-altering event that is giving birth.
Some speak of the beautiful, intensely primal moment their baby – the little person they made and housed for almost a year – enters the world, while others talk about their traumatic births everywhere on social media.
Don't get me wrong, in the age #MeToo and the hope that 'silence breakers' have brought across many fields, I'm a huge advocate for speaking up. That being said, I'm not sure if I'm more shocked by the idea of experiencing a problematic birth or the process of having to remove the taboo associated with telling ‘the truth behind childbirth’.
Asking myself 'how much have they not been telling us?' when it comes to this subject feels even more unnerving than the reality.
I appreciate that much as every woman is different, so too is every birth, but being one of the most intense experiences the body can go through, it is understandable that many women are nervous about pregnancy and the pain of labour.
This summer alone, Beyoncé discussed her experience of pre-eclampsia in US Vogue, while Serena Williams spoke of her own near-death birth experience.
For the women who suffer from tokophobia (the pathological fear of pregnancy so severe that it can impact a woman's decision to have children), the anxiety surrounding labour can prove to much.
I've heard the argument made that should the negatives associated with pregnancy and childbirth have any weight on your decision to have a baby, then perhaps you're not in the right place mentally to do so anyway, and while I do agree in part with this sentiment, I can't deny that reading the horror stories and imagining the multitude of complications have made me question myself.
But then again, maybe that's because I'm not quite there yet.