There's a whole lot that goes on behind the closed doors of a delivery room. To get the facts, BuzzFeed spoke with Mary Jane Minkin, MD, who is a clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. Read and learn...
2.You wear a disposable mesh bra and underwear with enormous pads after birth.
3.You can tear down there: sideways, up, even from your vagina to your asshole.
4.You might need a catheter to help you pee.
5.Your baby will come out with a conehead.
6.A lot of women barf during labor.
7.After you deliver the baby, you deliver the placenta.
8.Once your cervix widens (aka dilates) to 10 centimeters, you're ready to push.
9.You will be asked if medical students can watch.
10.Your vagina will shrink back after giving birth.
11.And your hips do widen...but they also shrink back.
12.You can usually have several people in the room with you.
13.Your stomach doesn't automatically go flat after the baby comes out.
14.If you breastfeed your baby after birth, your vagina might be dry.
15.You can have sex as early as two to three weeks after giving birth.
16.It is unlikely that you will become paralyzed from an epidural.
17.Labor feels like the worst pain you've ever experienced in your life.
18.Colostrum may leak from your nipples.
19.You can get an IUD put in right after giving birth.