Take It From a New Mom: 18 Tips to Make Delivery Easier
You’ve seen Hollywood’s take on labor: the rush to the hospital, the expletive-laced shouts, the sweaty-yet-perfectly-made-up face of the new mama as she holds her baby. You’ve also heard the not-so-perfect tales from well-meaning friends and family: the emergency C-sections, the longer-than-expected labors, the helpful (or, in some cases, unhelpful) labor nurses.
But can either version really prepare you for the big day? We asked our iVillage mamas to spill the dirt on their labor – and what they wish someone had clued them in on beforehand. Here’s their advice.