I saw this Australian survey regarding our cultures need to romanticize parenting and thus not prepare new parents for their new role after the baby arrives. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-10-myths-realities-early-parenthood.html
One of the goals outlined towards the bottom of this article is to encourage parents of older babies to open about their experiences to new parents.
This board is always open and honest in the daily "randoms" threads about their parenting experiences (both good and bad) so.....When a close friend or family member is expecting their first baby do you filter your experiences at all so not to stress them out with any negative experiences you may have had during the 4th trimester?
ETA: just curious what others do and experiences you may have had when you were a first time parents