All I could think to respond was to NEVER mention this to another new mum, because if someone had said that to me back then I would have bludgeoned her to death immediately. I was a itching mess. Still painful, but would recommend it to anyone. I am so glad I kept him around! I know i'm late to this post but I just found you on Pinterest and had to comment about the breastfeeding. I can't go to sleep. With my most recent natural birth, I had the experience of feeling like my insides had been totally scrambled and like every time I stood up, they would come pouring out of me, not down, but forward.
I have to agree with a commenter above that pointed out the horrible afterbirth cramps you get usually after you second child.
Pregnant woman giving birth stock photos
And, if your labor progresses quickly, you can shoot right past your epidural window. LOL Thankfully I didn't have it too bad with most of the stuff, but I did have horrible afterbirth cramps. Even if they aren't hurting, you have this little person attached to them every 2 hours, they want their alone time! Your brain will be mush. I dunno why I clicked on this Pintrest link—but I've never had kids and don't plan to. Thanks for the much needed laugh and trip down memory lane. Rock hard boobs yes.