Postpartum Recovery: The Good, The Bad, The Downright Ugly (What To Expect)

I’ve said it before, but I was super naïve when it came to pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. But if I was naïve about those things, it was nothing compared to how totally clueless I was about postpartum recovery! There were good things, of course. But oh man, were there bad things. There still are, honestly.

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What They Don't Tell You About Giving Birth - The Honest Truth

During my whole pregnancy I was terrified of giving birth, but towards the end (around week 38), I knew it was coming soon and the fear really took over. I don’t do well with pain and am super type-A, so not knowing how painful it would be or when it would happen made me very anxious. Luckily, I have an amazing spouse who always knew what to say to make me feel a little less freaked out.

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5 Annoying Things Nobody Told Me About Being Pregnant (& How I Handled Them)

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Or maybe it’s just the baby you get afterwards that’s a beautiful thing. Or maybe it’s both! I actually can’t complain too much because my pregnancy had been quite easy, especially compared to some mama’s I know who really struggled with morning sickness, extreme pain, and fatigue.

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The 4 Pregnancy & Parenting Books You Need To Read (Trust Me)

I’ve said it before, but I was extremely naïve when it came to pregnancy, babies, and parenthood. My fiancé and I are somewhat of a couple of book nerds, so we turned to what we knew best: books. We asked around for recommendations, and used Amazon reviews to figure out what books we wanted to buy. We bought…a lot. A silly amount, really. But out of the pile, we found a few that really spoke to us – they were informative, well written, and extremely helpful.

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