The most turned-to page in my pregnancy book is the EDD page. It's been the same as the doctor's every time, as I already take into account the longer cycles. It's also where I turn to each month to see what the possible outcome would be!
Hahaha, i have a couple of books too and love watching one born every minute! I think of it as being prepared too. Better to know what your in for now than getting a shock when the time comes. That's my way of making me feel better about it anyway
I can't do the watching of the birth/baby shows, I find them incredibly unrealistic and very much swayed towards the dramatic and traumatic end of the scale, and it gives women a false expectation of what their labour and birth experience will be like. What is excruciating to one person is a tickle to another. I now have friends going "I watched this chick have her baby on OBEM and I am definitely having an epidural!" I just don't think we should go into such a hugely individual experience with pre-conceived ideals and expectations.
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