|Yes, this is pregnant Bella Swan.|
False: This is not strange.
But let me tell you something: This post is certainly going to be strange.
That was a lot of strangeness to begin with.
Ok, moving on. So... if you know me well, you know that I am A.) blunt and B.) quite curious. Sometimes this annoys people because they can't deal with the TMI-ness that I often bring to the conversation. My mom is quite blunt, so sometimes I don't realize that my questions are weird.
Ok, moving on to the next part. Sometimes I think that I should be a reporter because I like asking questions and because I am very interested in lots of different topics and I thoroughly enjoy hearing what people are passionate about. And other times I think I should be a therapist because when I am at school people I've hardly known (like literally, a person I've known for like 5 minutes) will start telling me their life story. They'll tell me super traumatic things that people normally don't bring up. They even say: "I normally don't talk about this."
Which leads to this next part...
For some reason, I can get really gruesome stories out of mothers about their child birthing experience. And let me tell you something, I've learned a lot and I am rather frightened to get pregnant now. (Not like that's going to happen super soon though.) Haha. Here's what I've learned so far:
- Um... it hurts. (Duh.)
- You can poop yourself while giving birth.
- Sometimes the babies can get bruised during the process. (Never even considered this.)
- Some women will tear their skin around the vagina. (Owe!)
- Some women get an episiotomy, which is a surgical cut at the opening of the vagina during child-birthing to prevent tearing. (Again... OUCH!)
- Babies born vaginally have stronger immune systems then babies removed via C-section because they get some bacteria from their mommy's vagina as they are squeezed out.
- It still hurts a week later.
- Your belly is still shrinking back to it's regular size so sometimes when you are driving your belly flab will jiggle. (This made me giggle. Bam! Rhyme.)
|Bet you had to think about this one, didn't you?|
Yes, I know this is a very unusual post, but... whatever. I think this is fascinating stuff. And I think people like talking about the pain they went through. I hate when people think certain topics like child-birthing are taboo. (It's mostly the men who tell me TMI, which I find humorous.) They shouldn't be. They are real life events.
I think, deep down, people want their stories to be heard, so if you have the stomach like I do... listen.
But seriously... child birth is terrifying!