When a woman is pregnant, there can be so many emotions and so many changes to her body that it can all be overwhelming. In addition to these significant changes, when a woman is facing this time in their life for the first time, the enormity of the situation can be even more challenging. Fortunately, there are resources a woman with no experience in child bearing or pregnancy can turn to to make at least some sense of it all.
There are many people that will offer up advice on what it is like during childbirth, and there is no shortage of conceptions about this depicted in TV and movies, but much of this is flat out wrong, or in many cases, it may not hold true for every woman. Many woman feel like the only thing the body will have to do to bounce back after giving birth is to lose the baby bump. However, there are issues with bleeding, pelvic soreness and even hemorrhoids that are common after giving birth, and much of this is not advice offered up and it certainly isn’t touch on much in television or movies.
Aches and Pains
Most women understand that carrying a child is going to have an affect on their body with certain aches and pains, but something as simple as lying in bed and sleeping can be a real challenge. Hips can ache almost constantly, especially in the later months of pregnancy. Sleeping positions can be a real issue. For women who sleep on their backs, this is almost certainly out. Sleeping on their stomachs is a no go and even getting out of bed can require a lot of effort as a woman’s belly gets bigger in the later stages of pregnancy.
There are far more things to cover than could fit into such a limited article. This underscores the importance of looking for some good advice. Fortunately, there is a ton of good and practical advice online from women who have been through the riggers of pregnancy and childbirth. Today Parenting Team is a great resource for a lot of this information. Some of it can be rather graphic and blunt, but in many cases, it’s the sort of information that is most needed in this time of a woman’s life.