A hard and special time in any mother's life
Between reading, experiencing, and talking to other women, I've learned some
things about pregnancy and labor. Probably the most important thing is
that we're all different. One woman's pregnancy and labor experiences may
not have anything to do with another's--for that matter, they may not having
anything to do with her other experiences!
I'll remind everyone who reads this that I am not a medical
professional of any sort, just a reasonably well-read woman who has been through
two pregnancies of her own. If you wonder if you should call your doctor,
the answer is probably "Yes, you should." After all, that's what they're
there for, and the nurses in your doctor's office are quite used to answering
questions from concerned pregnant women.
I've taken some of the things I've written about and collected them here.
And if your experiences are different, I hope you can rejoice in the outcome as
much as I have!