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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And Even If You Think You Won't, You May Change Your Mind About Not Getting Drugs

You may think that you'd never dilute the authentic experience of your baby's birth with pain-numbing medications. But here's a secret: Getting those drugs allows you to be fully present and really enjoy your baby's birth -- which is an awesome thing. Lots and lots of moms go into labor thinking they'll say no to drugs and end up changing their mind. And that's okay! Really. Nobody's giving out any pain-tolerance trophies in that hospital.

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