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    Default Labour and Birth - What you wish you had known then?

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    And then there's the placenta. That was very unpleasant to push out.
    Mine snapped off inside me and was retrieved under general in theatre, but I can imagine!

    One more: at a certain point, you stop caring if anyone sees you naked!

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    After my son's head came out, the midwife had to tell me to stop pushing (I'm sure he would have come out in one woosh). Presumably this was because some people struggle with shoulders. He just slid out after his head was out though, to the point where I had a momentary second I thought my OH wouldn't catch him and he'd land on the floor (I was standing up). I had no pain whatsoever with the placenta.

    Agree, you really stop caring if anyone sees you naked.

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    I second the naked thing! You couldn't care less!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    One more: at a certain point, you stop caring if anyone sees you naked!
    I still cared during labour. Not about the midwife or DP but I wouldn't have liked anyone else in there.. Though I was also never completely naked in front of them. My pants only came off right at the end.

    I did get to the point where I didn't care who saw me feeding DS though.

    I also had no problem with shoulders or the placenta.. Once his head was out he followed straight away. The placenta I didn't even realise when it came out, I was too focussed on DS

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    Actually one other thing. I wish I'd known that it's quite normal not to feel an overwhelming sense of love for your baby immediately after birth. I felt anxious about it all but was largely numb for about two weeks. After that it got better but I was really worried for a while because everyone talks about this instant love that didn't happen for me.

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