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Everything I needed to know about pregnancy and childbirth I got from reading books. When the big day came, I was calm outside but very nervous inside. Once in the delivery room, everything I learned about breathing and meditating, and pushing just went down the drain. I couldn't care anymore. =)
The best advice I can give to moms-to-be: Walk, walk, walk. It eases labor and delivery. When I was pregnant, I didn't walk much and I never had the "big drop" so I really had a hard time pushing.
Did anyone give you any advice about labor/delivery when you were pregnant?
Actually I got very little advice about labor/delivery when I was pg.
How did it make you feel about the unavoidable experience (Calm, nervous, etc?)
I was kind of indifferent, I had a very wait and see attitude about it. Like I said, I did not get a lot of advice and even though I took a childbirth class, I knew things would be a little different since I was being induced.
Was there any really, really awful advice you were given? What about great advice?
The best advice that I was given was to relax. I did not really get any bad advice.
If you could give a first time mom 2 pieces of advice in regards to L&D, what would they be?
1. An epidural does not have to wear off. If you are uncomfortable and don't want to be, tell some one!
2. Know that certain things are in your control and certain things are not.
With #1 I mostly got "why on earth would you want a natural birth, just ask for the epi when you get there!" from pretty much everyone, my mother, mil, sfil, people at work, etc. I didn't really get advice with #2 or #3.
Two things I'd tell new moms, do your research, and read some GOOD pregnancy books. No matter what decisions you make prior to labor, during labor, and after, make them with an educated mind.
"Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law." George W. Bush