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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Labor is a Messy Endeavor

Your mom always said “Ladies don't sweat, they perspire,” but your mom clearly wasn't including birth when she said this. Plan to sweat. And to bleed. You may even perform unthinkable bodily functions right on the delivery table without even knowing it. Everyone does and it’s nothing to be freaked out or embarrassed about. But -- definitely put on the icky hospital garb they give you and save the cute PJs for when you’re having visitors over in the maternity wing.

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