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A couple of PSA's from a new mom

I remember seeing lots of helpful PSA's when I was on this board, and thought these might be of interest to some of you.... 

1. Regarding internals- don't get discouraged if you have made little to no progress at your first internal. I had my first one done a day before I turned 39 weeks and was only 50% effaced and "almost" 1 cm....my water broke the next morning and our baby came that day!

2. Regarding your post-pregnancy vag- (for those of you who deliver vaginally): no matter how curious you are do NOT look at your vagina in a mirror after delivery. I did this on day 5 post-partum and cried. I was in shock. Do not do this, it will do you no good.

Just thought I would share!

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    imagecubsfan1:

    I remember seeing lots of helpful PSA's when I was on this board, and thought these might be of interest to some of you.... 

    1. Regarding internals- don't get discouraged if you have made little to no progress at your first internal. I had my first one done a day before I turned 39 weeks and was only 50% effaced and "almost" 1 cm....my water broke the next morning and our baby came that day!

    2. Regarding your post-pregnancy vag- (for those of you who deliver vaginally): no matter how curious you are do NOT look at your vagina in a mirror after delivery. I did this on day 5 post-partum and cried. I was in shock. Do not do this, it will do you no good.

    Just thought I would share!

    Just thought of another one regarding water breaking- it can come out as a slow trickle...mine did and I almost disregarded it...if you have any questions a

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    imagecubsfan1:

    I remember seeing lots of helpful PSA's when I was on this board, and thought these might be of interest to some of you.... 

    1. Regarding internals- don't get discouraged if you have made little to no progress at your first internal. I had my first one done a day before I turned 39 weeks and was only 50% effaced and "almost" 1 cm....my water broke the next morning and our baby came that day!

    2. Regarding your post-pregnancy vag- (for those of you who deliver vaginally): no matter how curious you are do NOT look at your vagina in a mirror after delivery. I did this on day 5 post-partum and cried. I was in shock. Do not do this, it will do you no good.

    Just thought I would share!

    Just thought of another one regarding water breaking- it can come out as a slow trickle...mine did and I almost disregarded it...if you have any questions a

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    imagecubsfan1:

    I remember seeing lots of helpful PSA's when I was on this board, and thought these might be of interest to some of you.... 

    1. Regarding internals- don't get discouraged if you have made little to no progress at your first internal. I had my first one done a day before I turned 39 weeks and was only 50% effaced and "almost" 1 cm....my water broke the next morning and our baby came that day!

    2. Regarding your post-pregnancy vag- (for those of you who deliver vaginally): no matter how curious you are do NOT look at your vagina in a mirror after delivery. I did this on day 5 post-partum and cried. I was in shock. Do not do this, it will do you no good.

    Just thought I would share!

    Just thought of another one regarding water breaking- it can come out as a slow trickle...mine did and I almost disregarded it...if you have any questions a

    bout

    Ok don't know what happened...if you have any questions about it-- go get it checked out--

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    Indifferent to #2.

    I hadn't even thought about that.  I'm worried enough about my post-prego belly and seeing the stretch-mark damage.   Thanks for the warning.

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    Thanks for the tips!
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    imagecubsfan1:

    no matter how curious you are do NOT look at your vagina in a mirror after delivery.

    Yes  I'm all over this one.

    Thanks for the tips! I'll try to keep #1 in mind - I know that I would personally find that discouraging. 

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    OMG to #2...You have guts to do that...I don't think I could ever convince myself to look downthere so soon.  That is def on my 'not to do' list...
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    I didn't even think about going there, but thanks for the warning.
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    imagelkaylee721:
    OMG to #2...You have guts to do that...I don't think I could ever convince myself to look downthere so soon.  That is def on my 'not to do' list...

    It was not guts. It was stupidity. I was still in pain and didn't think I should have been (stupid thought #1) and was thinking maybe I ripped a stitch so thought I would look to check it out (stupidest thought ever).

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    i am a curious person, probably def. would've looked, but now i won't thanks to you!?

    and wow, to #1, i am 37wks5days and was just at my appt. ?i am measuring exactly ?the same... if someone were to tell me i'd be having a baby tomorrow, i wouldn't believe them. ?but i would also be ecstatic!?

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    imagelkaylee721:
    OMG to #2...You have guts to do that...I don't think I could ever convince myself to look downthere so soon.  That is def on my 'not to do' list...

    It was not guts. It was stupidity. I was still in pain and didn't think I should have been (stupid thought #1) and was thinking maybe I ripped a stitch so thought I would look to check it out (stupidest thought ever).

    It's not THAT stupid. My SIL was just telling me a horrific story about finding out she was allergic to the stitches used to close up her epist. She really should have looked down there...

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    Whew, #2 sounds dangerous, thanks for the tips!

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    Thank you for #1; I needed that!
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    Thank you for the advice!
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