This Woman's Work was originally written for the film "She's Having a Baby" from 1988, starring Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern, where it appears in the closing scene. The female character experiences complications while giving birth, and the camera follows the male character as he thinks back on their relationship, not knowing whether mother and child will survive.
The lyric of "This Woman's Work" is about being…
Pray God you can cope
I stand outside this woman's work
This woman's world
Ooh, it's hard on the man