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    There's a section in bubhub on birthing stories where people share their experiences on just the birth itself. You get the good the bad and the ugly, all in minute detail. I was hooked and read every single one. The scary stories don't freak me out, they help prepare me better. I think everyone should definitely have a read.
    There's one thing that has always stuck with me, and that's this; how bad can it really be, if people go back for seconds. I know that's really dumbing it down to its basics, but we have proof right here in our own little group!! An emergency C, almost lost bub, then almost lost mum, and here she is back ready to go for number 2 :-)
    That's what really puts it into perspective for me. Literally millions and millions of people have survived the birthing process. Keeping it that simple really helps me.

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    Wow thanks for sharing that Coco - good to know that gaining a lot of weight can cause those sorts of probs! I am going to try and get myself to an ideal weight before TTC because I know it can cause those sorts of pains with extra weight! I'm sure she is a great mum.. It's good that she shared that with you as well. I think the more people share and educate others the better outcome the next person might have


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTugs View Post
    There's a section in bubhub on birthing stories where people share their experiences on just the birth itself. You get the good the bad and the ugly, all in minute detail. I was hooked and read every single one. The scary stories don't freak me out, they help prepare me better. I think everyone should definitely have a read.
    There's one thing that has always stuck with me, and that's this; how bad can it really be, if people go back for seconds. I know that's really dumbing it down to its basics, but we have proof right here in our own little group!! An emergency C, almost lost bub, then almost lost mum, and here she is back ready to go for number 2 :-)
    That's what really puts it into perspective for me. Literally millions and millions of people have survived the birthing process. Keeping it that simple really helps me.
    That's a really good way to put it - most people get through it and multiple times! I am sure each of us will be okay. Thanks for letting us know about the birth stories. I'll definitely go looking for them and have a read - it would be so interesting. I have heard a lot of people say whilst the pain is crazy, as soon as they have bub in their arms they forget the pain and it becomes a vague memory. Not sure how much truth there is in it but that's what I have heard


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    You're totally right MrsT, even the ladies that have told me some horrors have gone back at least a second time. One of the worst ones I've heard regarding damage to mum was a girlfriend of mine being ripped from front to back then not stitched up neatly so she was left with some nasty scar tissue.. The very thought of being ripped open like that makes my blood run cold *shudders* but then I have heard some amazing stories too of quick, easy, painful but tolerable births that would be a dream come true for any mum lol!

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    I try to talk to the some of the girls my age at work about birth docs etc and they are totally freaked out when things go bad, but I'm like you MrsT. I was to be prepared for everything and know as much as I can, so I hopefully won't get a big shock if things do go pear shaped. Lets hope we all have 'text book' births like Duchess Kate

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    I've started reading some of the birth stories on BH.

    Most of them are so beautiful but still quite scary! I realise there is so much I don't know. I'm so glad we have BH as a resource. I'm going to have to do a lot of reading and research.

    What do you guys believe are the most important factors (within our control) to have a safe and successful birth?

    I think being a healthy weight before and during pregnancy is definitely one. Your thoughts?

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    Im the opposite of everyone I guess. The less I know the better. If I start reading on what could go wrong or happen it would not be good for my anxiety and send wrong signals to my body

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hers&Hers View Post
    Im the opposite of everyone I guess. The less I know the better. If I start reading on what could go wrong or happen it would not be good for my anxiety and send wrong signals to my body
    I understand H&H that is what my gf at work is like too. Everyone is different and has different coping strategies. Mine is to know everything about everything. So nothing surprises me.

    Interesting thing for you ladies...my SIL had the twins apparantely it was a breeze in comparison to her first which she delivered publicly and the twins were private and our mutual friend said to me last night def go private because she had her first public second private too and her story was exactly the same...so in this instance I am glad we have PHI. I would love to read more about good public births though since I know there has to be good stories. I'll get to reading

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    I agree Coco, i think it's good to be aware of what can and does happen. I'm currently trying to get my body into "baby ready" shape!

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    I also am in the process of shedding weight specifically for TTC. I've been slowly stacking it on since my teen years and now I've decided enough is enough. My aim is to lose 15kg over the next 12 months which will pull me down into the lighter range of "healthy".
    I don't drink or smoke, so it's just the sweet tooth issue for me.

    I think it's not just weight that's important but also fitness. Really important to maintain a high level of fitness during pregnancy - gives u more energy, and makes birth much easier.


 

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