This post is for moms who have children around 30 years old.
Do you remember how long you were in labor with each of your children?
Do you remember if you had them before 40 weeks or after 40 weeks?
Do you remember how your pregnancy was like, symptoms, cravings, etc?
The reason I ask is because my mother (even 10 years ago) could never remember how long she was in labor with any of her 3 children. She never remembered what pregnancy was like or childbirth. She has given me zero adivce throughout my pregnancy. I'm 27 years old and having my first and it sucks not having a mother I can turn to for advice (which is why I joined cafemom when I got pregnant). A part of me thinks she is a bad mother for not knowing anything about her own pregnancies, but now I'm just wondering if most mothers are like her. Recently, a friend told me that childbirth sucks so bad that a lot of women just try to erase it from their memories because it was so traumatizing.