300 Hours of Labor?!

300 Hours of Labor?!

300 Hours of Labor?!

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
Nov. 8 2010 2:21 PM

300 Hours of Labor?!

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Also , Erica Jong's daughter writes , "I was born after 300 hours of natural childbirth." Does she literally mean 300 hours of labor? That's 12-and-a-half days. How is that even possible?

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Erica Jong has earned the right to smoke all the grass she wants.

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Libby Copeland is a writer in New York and a Slate contributor. She was previously a Washington Post reporter and editor for 11 years.