I’m a huge advocate for knowing about your rights and your body. Especially after the really rough experience of losing my twins, and the way that I tried to learn all that I could during my tough pregnancy with Bella. I feel like you need to know what your body is doing in order to be the best advocate for yourself.
I didn’t always know much about how things worked.
Let me clarify – I had very little knowledge on how anything to do with babies, pregnancy, and birth worked. At all.
So I thought I’d write my past “ideas” down, give everyone a little laugh over the stupidity that comes from not paying attention. (To be fair, some of these also came from a really basic sex ed class mixed with teenage assumptions.) These are all things that I really believed, and until I decided to start to learn more about my body, I wouldn’t have known any different for a long time. The doctor that saw me when I was first pregnant? Poor thing! She must have thought that I ate a lot of glue as a child.
Here they are in all their uneducated glory, my misconceptions about pregnancy, birth, and babies before I had kids:
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