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This wasn't what I was expecting....

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I need some help -- I am working on a story about all those little not-so-wonderful horrors/secrets about pregnancy, post-partum, nursing and newborns that no one ever talks about  ie cankles, vericose veins, the big ol pads from the hospital, saggy breasts, clothes that will never fit again, colic, loss of romance, etc.

What do you wish you'd known about BEFORE you became pregnant/had a baby? 

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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opal10161973
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I doubt I would be a Mom now, if I knew what a 4th degree cut was.  LOL

alaskanewbie
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I wish I would have known that "hormonal changes" really meant I would cry over not getting the food I wanted or pampers commercials, that I would be exceedingly in love with my husband and then the next second hate him, or that "pitocin poisoning" AKA morning sickness is the biggest sex killer ever.

Mamasgirl524
by Platinum Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:16 PM
Did this happen to you?? I'm so worried it'll happen to me lol!

Quoting mrswillie:

shitting while pushing. lol

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mrswillie
by Gold Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:18 PM


Quoting Mamasgirl524:

Did this happen to you?? I'm so worried it'll happen to me lol!

Quoting mrswillie:

shitting while pushing. lol

With all 3 of mine. (I was in the delivery for 2 of my grandsons and it happened then also.)

ColeAreeaJet
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:18 PM

LOL -- I didn't have to experience that until my 3rd was born... I doubt I would be either! 


Quoting opal10161973:

I doubt I would be a Mom now, if I knew what a 4th degree cut was.  LOL


 

DarksMama
by Gold Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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That after a CS, every nurse on the planet will just walk in, peel back your blankets and go down your hospital panties to check your pad, and then insist on pushing into your already sore belly whether you want them to or not.

Pain killers are more constipating than pregnancy.

puking from blood loss during a CS is not fun

failed inductions are crap. Especially since they refuse to let you eat.


tarakay0417
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Walking farts. I had them bad with ds, so far this time i have not had them.
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TaylorBaby
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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that you don't jusst "lose" your mucous plug, but that it will regenterate and make it so it seems your va jay jay has a sinus infection.

HaveFaith1215
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:23 PM

THIS: 

I have forgotten the labor pain, but omg I will never forget that pain. It stung so bad I cried! 

Quoting mrswillie:

ripping or sitches down their and the burning that came with peeing!


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:23 PM
My breasts becoming rock hard when milk is drying up.. Ohhhh the pain is awful!

And I would probably have to have c sections (which I did all 3 times)

Oh and that intense back pain can be a sign of labor...
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