Things I wish I knew before I got pregnant!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wish I knew how tired and uncomfortable I would be right from the start!  I obviously heard you get tired but I never expected this body draining tired to the very core!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eecuadrado:  I wish I had known not to eat cereal after my glucose test…before my blood was drawn.

Ok, that was a joke becuase that’s what happened today, and I am quite perturbed that my pregnancy brain got the best of me.

On a serious note, I wish I would have known how hard it would be emotionally. I was expecting to be happy and bubbly all the time, and that is just not the case, especially when (and perhaps this is anohter wish I knew senario) people tell you what you will be doing with your child and where you will be at what time.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

  1. I haven’t been pregnant for 2 years, but I wish I knew how crappy my midwife was from the start so I may have chosen another one. My midwife wasn’t at all supportive or helpful and I went to a hospital and had my daughter which wasn’t ideal.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I wish i knew…just how tired and crappyid feel all the time and that itd feel like an eternity. Im a little ray of sunshine today hahaha

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wish I knew people would start wanting to touch your stomach the second you tell them you are pregnant… even if you are not even close to showing! ARG! NO TOUCHY!!!

That being tired doesn’t just mean lethargic it means you might just close your eyes and fall asleep without meaning to.

That people are going to tell you pregnancy horror stories and offer opinions and “decide” what you are having…. UGH!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@missfroggy:  I’m in the same boat. I chose a midwife over an OB because I wanted a more personal experience. And so far, at 29 weeks, I’ve been thoroughly disappointed. I just got diagnosed with GD, so my care has to be transferred to an OB so at least I can compare and contrast. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@awakemysoul:  I think my midwife was unusually bad. An anomoly. Most of the women I know who are at a birthing center receive EXCELLENT care. Not sure what happened with my luck 🙂 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Actually getting pregnant was one of the less stressful parts thus far (only in my 10th week). After the BFP arrives, then the worry definitely sets in (is there actually a baby in there? Does it have a heartbeat? Are their genetic defects? etc.) I recognize that getting pregnant is incredibly stressful for many people with trouble TTC, so I don’t mean to be insensitive to those women, but for me, I wish I had known that the stress really just takes off from there.

Also, it’s hard to keep it a secret! Really, really hard. 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SweetartMD:  +1 OMG I completely forgot about that. Yeah, having my flabby gut touched before there is a baby big enough to accomodate it? Annoying.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

bloating. no one told me about this!!!

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