i have a very good friend who is like 7 1/2 months pregnant she is 18.....but i and she was wondering what will she suspect when her baby comes,,,,,such as pain,,labor pains,,,if it is gonna hurt having the baby..what maybe it will possibly feel like if any of yall's have had a baby...t/y
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Is she going to ante-natal classes? I'm not a mum or anything, it just seems that by 7 and a half months she should have been recieving support, including guidance on what to expect before the birth. I would also suggest she reads up on it. I'm sure some of the wonderful mother's around here will have some recommended books for her, as well as their personal experiences.
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Ditto what Nancy said about going to a library.
For learning about pregnancy and childbirth, I'm a big fan of Dr. William Sears. My favorite pregnancy/labor books are The Birth Bookand The Pregnancy Book by William and Martha Sears. The Birth Book was especially helpful -- it covered all types of childbirth situation, not just hospital births, and it covered all types of pain management, not just drugs and epidurals.
even still, the best place to find this info is from books.
I don't even see the difference between wanting to know, and wondering what to expect?
i'm not trying to be nasty or anything... I experienced some freakish thing after i'd given birth, and seriously i'd forgotten how awful it was. Realistically i KNOW it was painful, tiring and hard - but afterward all you can think about is how fantastic your baby is... and what a miracle life really is...
anyhow, i still think it's a really good idea to take a trip to the library.
I recommend the book 'birthing from within' the author's name escapes me right now... I thought it was fabulous
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