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    Once you get pregnant you will be worried and scared for life and it doesn't end when the baby is born healthy. As they grow you will worry about something happening to them, that they are developing correctly, eating the amount they are supposed to, etc. I've come to realise I will never stop worrying no matter what age they are.

    The mach nurses tend to follow books to a T so don't always worry if they say you're baby should be doing this and it's not. It doesn't mean there's something wrong.

    It's okay to stop breastfeeding if you have to for whatever reason.

    Things don't always go to plan.

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    Don't google it!! I don't know how many times I got myself all worked up over something I googled haha

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    I wish someone had told me that teenage boys smell no matter how many times a day they shower lol

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    It's already been said but I'll say it again...nobody told me about after birth pains and how painful they are after 2 or more babies, i honestly thought i was in labour again! And breastfeeding is extremely hard work and don't beat youself up if it fails.

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    That pregnancy isn't all that ''magical'' it's HARD, you will feel more exhausted than you ever have in your whole life even when all the work you did for the day was drag yourself out of bed to use the toilet (147 times)

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    that there is no such thing as ''morning'' sickness, it comes when ever and for however long it wants to.

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    constipation and diarrhea are an understatement!!

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    1) Breast feeding can be really hard, and if it doesn't work out then don't stress about it.

    2) You don't always get the birth that you're expecting, but a different type of birth can still be a great experience.

    3) A lot of the things that consume you when pregnant/ a new mum (like feeding and birth choices) may not feel so important when your little one is a bit bigger.

    4) You'll lose a lot of weight with the birth, but the last kgs can take a lot of time and effort to drop!

    5) Do things your way. Everyone will have an opinion about what you do, and how their way may work better.

    6) Newborns don't always cry a lot. (Mine never cried for food, and rarely cried at all. We had to wake her for food, and I spent a lot of time convinced that meant there was something wrong with her!)

    7) Time will pass. Situations that seem difficult will get easier just with the passage of time.

    8) Find a good group of other mums to be around. Playgroup was a lifesaver for me (baby playgroup - which is more for mums than the babies). If you don't like the mix of people in your mother's group/ playgroup then keep looking until you find an awesome group of women who make you feel sane and normal.

    9) Look after yourself, and take help/ rest when you can. Accept all offers of food or cups of tea (or wine...)

    10) Write down when the milestones happen, as you will probably forget!

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    That you will make mistakes and that its ok. You cant be the perfect parent/wife/mother/lover all the time. Your kids will survive, your partner will cope and so will you

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    That you can fall pregnant first try. Even if you're over 30yo, even if you've been on the pill forever.

    That you can have a cruisy pregnancy and that not everyone will get MS.

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    Not everyone feels instant love/euphoria when bub is born. Sometimes it takes time to grow to love your bub and that's normal and ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    That you can fall pregnant first try. Even if you're over 30yo, even if you've been on the pill forever.
    Or the opposite too:

    it can take longer than you expect to fall pregnant and don't think it will necessarily happen first time or even within 6 months (though still be prepared for it).


 

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