What Experts Don't Tell You...

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What Experts Don't Tell You...
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 7:51am

But what about the information that, for one reason or another, people neglect to share? What about the things that happen during and after childbirth that leave mothers wondering, "why didn't anyone tell me?" The Huffington Post went straight to a team of midwives and doctors, to ask what they might not tell their patients beforehand -- because they don't want them to worry, because they assume prior knowledge, because they run out of time or simply because they forget ...


What advice have you received that caught you off guard?  

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Sun, 01-26-2014 - 9:07pm

I find it interesting that 1-11 of the 15 points are directly related to typical hospital birth. Those reasons are exactly why I'm having a natural home birth, because I really don't think it's necessary to stop me from eating if I need energy to push or to not allow me to walk through contractions. I'm so looking forward to a peaceful birth with only one MAYBE two sets of eyes looking "between my legs". :)

Best, Jessie

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 12:25pm
"a lot of people will look between your legs" Does that freak anyone else out? Hahahahaha