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12 Surprising Things That Happen To All New Mums

Those parenting brochures really brushed over the whole "pee on face" thing. Nothing can fully prepare you for being a mum – that's why Bupa is here to help you through!

We asked our mum friends what surprised them the most about motherhood. Here's what they had to say:

1. You'll get peed on. A lot.

2. While we're talking bodily fluids, getting vomited on will be a regular occurrence too.

3. Your house will (probably) never be clean again.

4. You could be surprised by how much love you have to give.

5. You get pretty good at problem-solving.

6. You'll feel overwhelmed at times, and that's perfectly OK.

7. And it might freak you out a little how perceptive your baby can be.

8. You can actually achieve a lot on very minimal sleep.

9. The dynamic of your relationship with your partner will change.

10. Trips to the supermarket become a race against the clock. Except instead of a clock, it's a crying baby.

11. Time will get away from you.

12. You accept that everything doesn't always go according to plan.

Just like all babies are unique, your experience as a mum will be too. Bupa is helping new parents get through postnatal depression with their Parent and Baby Wellbeing Program. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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