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Anything you wished you knew before you got pregnant and now know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ?<br><br>
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1) pregnancy insomnia<br>
2) hormone changes<br>
3) hating coffee!?! (or other foods)
 

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Even though I enjoyed my pregnancy and didn't suffer much discomfort except for swollen ankles toward the end and the endless trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I think I would have relaxed more about my ideal birth scenario and released my attachment to it. My last two months were a struggle with my HCPs and I do believe it effected the outcome; however, the end result is amazing and I have a beautiful baby to show for it so it was well worth the struggle.<br>
So the word that comes to mind is <i><b>CHILL</b></i>.<br>
We'll see how I handle baby number two...
 

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I wish I would've known how dumb I'd get! I totally forgot how to change my mood here and I've changed it twice and I'm postpartum for goodness sakes! I just hope I get some IQ points back!
 

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I wish i'd known that contractions would be just as painful as my worst period cramps. They weren't more painful... but my worst period cramps were excruciating... and made me vomit. I think I would have been able to prepare better. Maybe have taken that hypnobabies course. I'm so doing that next time. No freakin way am I just relying on breathing and visualization... that only barely worked.
 

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How wonderful and heavenly a homebirth is. I wished i would of had my ohter babies at home. Standing up and walking around through contractions seemed to help with the intensity and actually was less painful for me. I was able to bounce back between contractions and talk with my support system/friends in active labor. If we have any more babies i will search for that inner peace and possibly go for a UC.
 

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That I had no reason to doubt my homebirth choice.<br><br>
To run away from my OB at the first red flag.<br><br>
How bad morning sickness can really be and that it isn't all in your head.
 
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