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    Default What they never told you about pregnancy

    I am ... (had to think for a minute) 28 wks pregnant with my first baby girl She is due early October! Woo hoo

    I thought this could be a good opportunity to find out from other mothers what people never told you about pregnancy. Eg: Labour etc.

    Was raising a girl any different to a boy?

    Let me know everything. All my friends haven't had babies so I cant ask them about this stuff and it's very interesting to read your stories!

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    1. that your vj swells lol like a dog on heat
    2. that you can bleed for about 6 weeks after
    3. arousal can make your breast leaks/squirt
    4. that bonding isn't more often than not some miraculous thing that happens straight away - it takes time and that's ok

    umm that's all I can think of now but I know there is more

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    Haha...I can only imagine what is going through your head. All i can say is every prg is different, every child is different. It is never like in the movies and it is never like your mother said it would be. I suggest your listen to your body your baby and your instincts, go with the flow and ask questions as they come up....lol that did not help did it?


    Congratulations! Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride!

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    I didn't know I'd bleed straight after having her and it would continue for a few weeks. Also the whole baby blues thing I seriously didn't think I'd get it but I did. There's prob more but that's all i can think of now. Good luck!

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    That there's a good chance you'll poo during labour

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    That the bond might not happen instantly. When I first met dd I thought who is that baby. I didn't think she was cute and I didn't feel connected to her I didn't care she wasn't in my room but in scn the first night. I felt upset that I didn't like her unworried what was wrong with me.

    With dd1 I did get that instant bond

    Your post bleeding can stop than return within that 6 week period

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztik View Post
    That there's a good chance you'll poo during labour

    I didn't, yay.

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    Your belly will look like a saggy bag of jelly after labour but it goes down (i never knew this and cried when i first saw it as i thought this was how i would look forever ).
    You'll bleed a fair bit and the midwife might check your pad to see how much.
    After pains can hurt just as much, if not more, than labour (but mostly for subsequent births) my first was bearable but my second was super painful.
    It is common to get really teary around day 3 after birth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    Your belly will look like a saggy bag of jelly after labour but it goes down (i never knew this and cried when i first saw it as i thought this was how i would look forever ).
    You'll bleed a fair bit and the midwife might check your pad to see how much.
    After pains can hurt just as much, if not more, than labour (but mostly for subsequent births) my first was bearable but my second was super painful.
    It is common to get really teary around day 3 after birth.
    Flippen heck! I was hoping my after birth pains after my second was due to my uterus being infected and that it wont be that painfull again. I had a c-section and had 4 different kinds of pain meds and it hurt like crazy... I thought i was going to die for sure! ...are you saying it will happen again and be worse?

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    Nurses will squeeze your nipples to see if milk has come in yet :P

    Yup very high chance you will poo and nurses will be cleaning it up.

    LABOR IS MESSY!!! i swear i thought it wouldnt be as messy as it was but waters leaked at home, then broke in hospital it went everywhere, baby had already pooed so it was that as well coming out.

    Im with the bonding thing as well.. its not instant, not at first mine happened when i finally had alone time with my daughter.

    High chance you will get hemorrhoids when pushing

    Good luck!

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