21 Labor & Delivery Surprises

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Registered: 07-05-2005
21 Labor & Delivery Surprises
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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 11:39am
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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Registered: 04-18-2003
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 10:41am

POP! GUSHHHHHHHHHH! "My water just broke." "Are you sure?"

My husband will never live down his response to my water breaking. We were all in denial about me being in labour at 37 weeks because we had planned for a baby arriving 1-2 weeks late. Also,  a few years after my son's birth, when my midwife group had a 20th anniversary celebration, the midwife who helped birth him said "I was serious when I declared I would never again tell a woman to get into that position until after I had both gloves on."  I was leaning back on my husband and the midwife told me to plant my heels, and lift my hips because it would help the posterior baby come out easier. That turned out to be the understatement of the decade, LOL!

Gail