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19-07-2012 15:14 #61
19-07-2012 15:20 #62
I havn't decided. I think I'll try vbac, I'm just seeing how the pregnancy goes and if bub is in the right position and all is good I will give it a shot but if things don't go that way then I won't be too upset.
Im not looking forward to the c section recovery with two 2 year olds too look after as well but I'm a bit scared about a vaginal delivery too.
I have a hernia in my groin and vulva varicose veins this time so it's already very sore and throbbing down there
19-07-2012 15:48 #63
I'm a first timer, just wanted to say thanks everyone for the helpful - and terrifying - info
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19-07-2012 16:39 #64Senior Member
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As your uterus shrinks back down so do your intestines. The result is a lot of gas which you may not be able to hold in due to a bruised pelvic floor. Fun when visitors are around! (just blame the baby)
With a newborn you will worry constantly about poo, colour, consistency, frequency anything! And you'll discuss poo with anyone who'll listen
19-07-2012 16:41 #65
I'm trying to think of things that really helped me with breastfeeding a new bub, just to put a different spin on things. The leaky boobs comments inspired me (yep, weird I know!).
- if you're planning on breastfeeding try to get to a breastfeeding class. They are run by the ABA or might be offered by your hospital. I found it really helped me know what to expect in the first few days.
- if you've got leaky boobs, try to express some colostrum and freeze it in little plastic syringes. I took some in to hospital with me and because DS had a bit of trouble attaching, having that colostrum really took the pressure off. I could focus on getting bfing right without stressing that he wasn't getting what he needed.
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20-07-2012 13:39 #67Member
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Hopefully as this is my second time around I will have a bit more confidence and will speak up a bit more
For all you first timers regardless of the pain, lack of dignity, general horror it is all worth every bit of it.
20-07-2012 13:46 #68
20-07-2012 13:49 #69
That there will be a lot of blood loss in the first few days after birth! A lot!! And it's normal.
That the pain in your bottom region will be the worst and it may be hard to sit down for a day or two.
How hard breastfeeding is. And that everyone seems to know this when you talk about it but nobody ever mentioned it before!!
20-07-2012 13:49 #70
Okay fun bit here, do not want to terrify people (sorry) when you are BF and your DH gets you angry squirt him with breast milk!! Those babies could squirt a few metres!
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