Why Sarah Jessica Parker Would Give Birth to Her Son All Over Again

The actress shared that she wishes she could give birth to her son for a second time, and her reason for saying this might break your heart.

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If you're pregnant for the first time, chances are childbirth doesn't rank high on the long list of things you're excited to experience—but one celebrity wishes she could go through it all over again. When you hear the reason behind this sentiment, it makes perfect sense.

Sarah Jessica Parker was asked to describe the one moment in life she wishes she could relive—and the actress cited the birth of her son, James Wilkie. 

“If I could revisit one moment in my life, it would be the birth of my children,”  the actress told The Edit. "I only got to give birth once. I would give birth as often as I could, if I could."

Sarah and her husband, Matthew Broderick, tried to conceive a second time, but the actress famously struggled with infertility. The couple welcomed their twin daughters via a surrogate in 2009.

Back in 2010, she opened up to Vogue about the experience, saying: “Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s—suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and—I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed...Time stands still. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary. I am very poor at describing it. But it’s amazing.”

This isn't the first time Sarah has admitted that she'd love to experience childbirth again—a year ago, the actress posted an Instagram tribute to her son on his thirteenth birthday, calling the day he was born "a day [she] would happily relive. Over and over."

While welcoming a child is an equally incredible thing whether you give birth, adopt, or use a surrogate, Sarah's statement is a reminder that while childbirth may be an incredibly tough thing to endure, it's also something so many women wish they could experience again (or, in so many cases, at all). 

To the mamas out there—do you relate to what Sarah is saying? Pregnant women hear so much about how painful and exhausting childbirth is, but so many moms say it goes by in a flash. Do you ever wish you could relive it?

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