Secrets They Keep From First-Time Moms

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From around CafeMom, a list of things your doctor will never tell you about being pregnant. New mamas feel free to add to the list in comments!

-- How disgusting it feels to sit down and have your stomach partially resting on your thigh ... gross!

-- That for the one time in my life that I don't need tampons, I'm going through panty liners like they are going out of style.

-- That, no matter what ANYONE says, labor and delivery is the most painful experience you will ever have. But you won't be able to remember that pain, nor describe it, within hours after giving birth.

-- That I would grow hair on my belly.

-- How many times people ask you if you're having twins.

-- That after hearing "How far along are you?" after 100 times you just want to say "I'm not pregnant."

-- That you get really thirsty during delivery but you cannot drink water, only ice cubes!

-- That once you go into labor, you can't have anything to eat!

-- That you'll fart. NONSTOP. And not ladylike cute farts that can be laughed off with a giggle or a blush.

-- How you can be pissed off at everyone for absolutely no reason at all. And then be so pissed off at everyone that you get so sad and cry for no reason!

-- That 1 month after having my baby, I just wanted to be pregnant again.

-- That it doesn't matter how many showers you take or how many panty liners you use, if you aren't walking around commando to air the area out you'll start to smell. You'll even consider the use of a hair dryer.

-- That I would repeatedly pee myself.

-- That even though you are pregnant, the weight you gain feels like it really has nothing to do with a baby growing inside of you.

-- That sleep would end months BEFORE the baby got here!

-- That 4 weeks between doctors' visits can seem like forever.

-- That you CAN NOT eat everything you want. It leads to heartburn, nausea, and weight gain that is too rapid.

-- That you will most likely poop on the delivery table! (and vomit is a possibility too).

-- How you never had such a hard time shaving your cooter before and now you kinda have to guess at where it's going.

-- That your nipples would soon resemble those that you always gasped and laughed at on the cover of National Geographic when you were younger.

-- How much I was going to miss having my baby in my tummy after he was born!

What do you wish your doctor had told you about your first pregnancy?

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wirel... wirelessbubbles

lmao @ ibebreezy...


Also, the feeling of having a babys foot stuck in your ribs!

KRISSH KRISSH

THE FACT THAT U WONT BE ABLE TO SLEEP GOOD,EAT A LOT OR EVEN BREATH GOOD WEN U ARE PREG WTH TWNS...


OOOO A GOOD NOTE ..U WILL HAVE ORGAMS EAZER LOL...


ANE U WILL NEVER HAVE THE SAME BODY ...I MEAN 18 Y LATER U WILL STILL HAVE THE SAME STRECH MARKS..

MamaC... MamaCatCat

Things my doctor neglected to tell me included that drinking water and eating during labor IS okay, because you need energy.  Listen to your body, not somebody who gets paid to cut you open. :)

pride... pride4mom

Enjoy the attention you get while you are pregnant because once you show your husband you can GIVE birth he will treat you like superwoman and EXPECT you to do everything from now on......LOL  Angel

rachelo rachelo

well, some of those can be avoided by not using a doctor. . . but having a homebirth with a midwife. but i digress. . .

the thing no one told me was that after baby number two, you have "after pains" that feel like labor! i'm so serious. . . after my second baby, i would be talking to someone and i'd have to stop talking a breathe through the post labor pains. . . it was crazy!

twin_... twin_mommy

That after you give birth, you have such a rush of adrenaline, you feel like you could run a marathon, but they force you into a wheelchair anyway.

hyper... hypersquirrel

birth traumas you can damage yourself giving birth .more often then not because of an idiot doctor.

mrssu... mrssundin

ok this happened to me while pregnant with my first i was at my sister in laws house and i told a joke and laughed so hard that i peed on her floor and when i tried to stop peeing it just kept coming.

Jenni... JenniferQ24

That I would vomit with just the mention of food...and not just in the morning all day long...I havent eaten properly in a week...although I havnt had the baby yet I am only 8 weeks along my doctor didnt tell me about it still!!!

cet17... cet171218

How about that after giving birth, my crotch felt like someone stuck a stick of dynomite up it and blew it up!!!  And I never thought it would ever be normal again!!!


However, on a positive note, after giving birth, I felt so damn proud of myself - I absolutely could not believe I actually pushed that baby out - it was truly the most incredible experience of my life!! (so I did it 3 times, and I'd love to do it more!!)

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