When I was pregnant and expecting (especially for the first time), I was a sponge for all things birth related. I subscribed to every single daily maternity email newsletter I could find. In fact, one of the first things I did after peeing on that pregnancy stick was head on down to the book store to buy an obscene amount of “what to expect” books. And of course, each week I could tell you exactly what size fruit or vegetable corresponded with my unborn baby’s gestational growth rate.
Between all the books, blogs, chat rooms, and research, I felt overly prepared. In fact, I probably a bit of a know it all. Until I found out I was clueless.
Looking back in the not so distant past, there were a few things about my postpartum body that nobody bothered to mention. Not my sister-in-law, not my best friend, and certainly not my mother. All these people that were “close” to me, failed to give me the dirty on the first few weeks.
8 Postpartum Symptoms I never knew existed (until I experienced them):
Since suffering from all of these symptoms I never knew existed, I’ve started talking about them with friends. I mean, if we can talk about our babies poops, why not our own, right?
Guess what I’ve learned? I’ve learned I’m not a freak at all, and everything I’ve experienced is completely normal.
And currently, my hair is falling out. Apparently this too is normal. But again, news to me.
What postpartum symptoms caught you totally off guard?
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