Wish We'd Known: 14 Things No One Told Us About Labor

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Jenna McCarthy on Mar 24, 2011 at 4:01PM

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Wish We'd Known: 14 Things No One Told Us About Labor


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At One Time or Another, Everyone in the Room Will Annoy You

These people will all annoy you: Your own amazing mom, who flew 3,000 miles to witness this joyous event, your doula with the soothing, whisper-sweet voice, and even (make that especially) your doting, brow-mopping husband -- the baby’s father, for crying out loud. These folks will chatter and flip the TV channels and have the audacity to nibble on delicious-looking vending machine Doritos while you’re only allowed a few measly ice chips even though you’re the one doing all the work. “You can do it!” they’ll chant in unison as your contractions peak -- and it’ll be a good thing you're strapped to machinery or someone would definitely get hurt.

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