21 Labor & Delivery Surprises

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21 Labor & Delivery Surprises
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 11:37am
You read all the advice, you talk to your friends and you take the classes, but even when you think you're 100-percent ready for childbirth, parts of labor and delivery can be completely unexpected -- and, okay, even shocking. From the gross to the scary to the slightly bizarre, here are 21 labor and delivery surprises. Don't say we didn't warn you!

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What are you most worried about for your delivery? BTDT mamas- what caught you most off guard during previous labor and deliveries? 

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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 12:01pm
The biggest surprise for me was after I had my first. It was a particularly long and involved labour but as soon as she was in my arms all of that disappeared and I was ready to do it again. The mind is a strange beast!
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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 1:58pm

I agree, Tabitha! Even with all of the pain and everything involved in pregnancy/labor, I have always pushed that part to the back. I mean I am starting to get nervous already, but it's just that fear of the unknown since none of my labors have been the same.

I do have to agree with the article that I had no idea how much blood/fluid was involved until my first. It is pretty shocking!


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