Maternity Eternity 08/15

Ekotumi
2 min readDec 14, 2023
Japanese maternity photo / 10 months belly / Kimono

I thought over again and over that why the pregnancy nausea doesn’t come to me after the stable period? I wanted to talk everyone “I am terribly bad!!!” But I didn’t talk about my pregnancy especially before the stable period. Because of the image of drama and Manga, I believed nausea is just throwing up what I ate. But it’s wrong. Throwing up is just one situation of nausea. As we say “puke nausea”. There are also “eating nausea” which makes sick if you don’t eat. And “smell nausea”’, which the smell makes you nauseous. And more, “sleeping nausea”, which I got. I only a few times to throw up, but it was hard just to stay awake. Stand up? Difficult. Even to raise my upper body, it was difficult for me.

Ok, Marie-Antoinette.

If you don’t have bread, just eat sweets.

If you can’t get up, just read books.

It’s a little easier for me to lie down, but still tough. I couldn’t read a book. Of course, work is slow. I couldn’t give my clients a clear reason, so I kept apologising. I thought there should be morning sickness leave before maternity leave. Though it doesn’t apply to me because I don’t work in a company.

When I lay down, with sleepiness, I felt my body sinking to the core of the earth.

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NFT Artwork

“ Maternity Eternity “

https://opensea.io/collection/maternity-eternity-0

Artist : Ekotumi

Photo : Richard Lee

Hair & Make up : Arakaki Erina

Hair Cut : Hiromi Tanaka(Moga)

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Ekotumi

Artist, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, performer and novelist inspired by Japanese mythology. Since 2015, performs in concerts over the world, beginning with Europe