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April 22nd, 2012, 01:18 AM
Kiwi Kiwi is offline
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Lurker jumping in here...

I'm only 163cm tall and am normally 53kg's before pregnancy (so pretty 'small')... plus I'm USELESS with any type of pain. But you know what... I had a very normal, very short, very easy natural childbirth with my first son. Your 'size' or tolerance to pain has NOTHING to do with how you handle labour and childbirth.

There is something about women giving birth, that makes others want to share their horror stories and/or try to scare the sh*t out of women who are expecting. I made a decision at the beginning of my son's pregnancy, that I would NOT listen to these stories or let anyone tell me I couldn't do it. If someone started to talk about it, I'd just smile and nod, then excuse myself from the conversation as quickly as possible. I also didn't share any of my labour plans with anyone.

I'm now 22 weeks along with my second son, and am very much looking forward to giving birth naturally again
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