Originally Posted by polihaupt
I also have come to accept it as a fact of my life that DH sucks as a "pregnant husband" :LOL On the other hand, he has always been a FABULOUS dad from the second the baby is born - he is the best.
Things I wish I had known:
Totally wish I was better prepared for the afterpains - especially while BF'ing. OUCH.
That the urge to push can start out feeling like the urge to have a bowel movement and to go with it!
That you can tell that annoying nurse to SHUT UP and it's OK.
That not all hospitals are bad - it really is possible to have a beautiful and natural birth in one.
That you are less likely to puke during labor if you use your focal point during contractions - like religiously
That blood clots really can be HUGE and you're not dying
That your hair will fall out for a few months after delivery and you won't actually go bald.