In honour of @purplelily having her first baby girl and c-section today, I thought I'd start this thread! Whether you had a vaginal or caesarean birth, induction or spontaneous labour there must be something that happened that made you go "well...I wasn't expecting THAT!".
Mine would be going to the toilet the few days afterward and crying every time! Thank God for flushable wipes!
Edited: As per @shani2's correction!
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13-08-2014 10:51 #1
*spinoff* Things they never told you about childbirth...
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13-08-2014 10:59 #2Senior Member
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No one ever told me about afterbirth pains!!
Also with my first I had a couple of small tears and stitches, and no one told me how much swelling there would be down there! The first time I went to the toilet and wiped I got a massive shock!
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13-08-2014 11:00 #3
That sometimes things go so differently from anything you had planned or imagined that the well thought out, researched and beatifully typed Birth Plan never even makes it out of your hospital bag.
13-08-2014 11:00 #4
Yep definitely the toilet afterwards. I got grazes with dd1. Oh the burn..
Dd2 on the other hand was fine because she was so small.
Oh and having to say "excuse the pee bag" from being catheterised as a result of needing epidural for manual placenta removal afterwards. Oh yeah, sometimes you need to have the placenta manually removed when you have a prem because baby might be ready but the placenta isn't.
13-08-2014 11:03 #5
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13-08-2014 11:03 #6
#1 - that I would vomit with every contraction, and that some people don't get breaks between their contractions.
#2 - that after birth pains are worse with subsequent births.
13-08-2014 11:13 #7Senior Member
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That it costs $500 for the dr to walk in the room and shake DH's hand after I've just pushed a baby out. Considering I didn't see him at all during the labour and another dr observed the student me deliver the baby I was a bit peeved!
13-08-2014 11:13 #8
I never knew that being induced was having to suffer through a very full on 14 hour contraction.. That was awful. Also didn't know that some surgeons are terrible at stitching/stapling. My stomach is now deformed due to a very careless one..
13-08-2014 11:15 #9
Weather it's your first or your 6th things don't always go to plan.
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13-08-2014 11:21 #10
The swelling! I don't remember it with DD but I had DS a couple of weeks ago and OMG I was so swollen!! Felt like all my insides were hanging out (gross I know but it's true)!
Another gross one, about 10days after DS was born I had a few massive blobs come out - like I felt it come out it was so huge! It freaked me out so I called the hospital and they said it's normal, could be the 'scab' coming away from where the placenta was as it leaves a wound inside the uterus.
Basically just how gross it is giving birth and for a few weeks after lol! Nothing glamorous about it!!
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