You can take the birthing, breastfeeding, and parenting classes and learn valuable information to guide you through the craziness that is motherhood – but we are unveiling eight things they don't warn you about! Pregnancy is such a precious time and we want to make sure you know everything. And we mean everything!
EVERYONE WILL HAVE AN OPINION.... ABOUT EVERYTHING.
Although it mostly comes from those with good intentions, everyone has an opinion or suggestion for you. Whether it's deciding between a home birth or hospital birth, breast feeding or bottle feeding, baby name options, and more, you will quickly find out everyone has a strong opinion. You should listen but at the end of the day you have to do what YOU want and feel most comfortable with!
SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR PERSONAL SPACE!
Trust us, you will need to turn into a security guard for your own body. From family members, to friends, to strangers on the street, you will have people grabbing for your growing baby bump without warning!
YOUR BODY IS GOING TO CHANGE, BEYOND YOUR BUMP...
Your boobs will look great, but they will be extremely sore. Your hair might seem to be growing inches overnight! Your skin will change -- for better or for worse. Your feet may swell and get much bigger. Oh, and your sense of smell will be on overdrive. Try to embrace it all, that's all you really can do!
IT MAY TAKE TIME TO BOND WITH YOUR BABY
Don't get discouraged if it takes time to bond with your new little one. For some of us, it can take weeks or sometimes even a few months to feel that attachment. Don't stress, you are a wonderful mom!
YOU'LL WORRY - A LOT!
It's natural to worry, especially when this is your first pregnancy, but worrying will be your new favorite hobby for the next nine months. Is my baby healthy? Will my baby be cute? Am I ready for this? Should I be eating this? Am I going to have stretch marks? Just to name a few!
YOU SHOULD BE DOING PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES
Just trust us, this will only help you during birth and after! Here is more information from Fit Pregnancy.
PEOPLE WILL SAY AWKWARD THINGS ABOUT YOUR BODY
Again, this is all in good intentions but people will say some weird things about your body. It's such a beautiful & crazy process so you can expect some beautiful and definitely crazy comments!
MOTHERHOOD WILL LEAD YOU TO SOME OF THE BEST FRIENDSHIPS
It's an amazing thing to be able to bond on a similar experience and all us moms are in this together! Find your tribe, but also don't be afraid to befriend women outside your typical circle. We all have something to learn from each other.