I remember constantly checking the pregnancy calendar when I was carrying all my children. I wanted to know what the baby looked like, how big the baby was, and if everything I was going through was ok. It was like I was in a trans. Then the baby came.
I was exhausted.
Sleep deprived and eager to meet my little ones needs I quickly lost sight of what I went through after childbirth. I powered through the days and nights with as much ambition as I could muster, virtually neglecting my body’s demands for care and rest.
Looking back, I often ask myself why I did not research my recovery as much as my baby’s development.
What Really Happens After Childbirth
Here, Robin writes about her accounts following delivery, which was not entirely how she remembered it either. As a mother, life’s demands can quickly remove you from time and memories to duties and responsibilities.
What’s so great about this book? She recorded her memoirs! Her youngest was two when she began transcribing the dictations of What Really Happens After Childbirth.
How often we forget about What Really Happens After Childbirth ~ recalling memories only when laughing with our girlfriends at the expense of our newly impregnated friend, marveling in all the unexpected challenges coming her way.
The challenges we already lived through and wondered why our doctors didn’t tell us about them. Or our mothers, aunts, or other friends. Why didn’t we know about the pads big enough to be a diaper and bleeding for months after childbirth!
It is no wonder Robin received a foreword from her OB/GYN.
Determined not to censor herself, transposing her recording as they were originally recorded, you get an excellent account of what you face after childbirth. Five years after her youngest was born, she began sharing her book.
I was lucky enough to get a copy.
As a new mother or a veteran, you are quickly carried away as she begins sharing her experiences.
What a sweet return to the innocence of What Really Happens After Childbirth it was.
Like being set free, page after page the mom-guilt melted away as I began to remember all the moments following my own child’s delivery.
Then, like stubbing your toe, as quickly as the pain has settled in no matter how you protest, she perfectly describes the “new state of normal” you experience after childbirth.
Intimate details and candid moments shared openly as if talking with your girlfriends having you relating with her ideas of how the whole experience could potentially deter teenage pregnancy.
As a mom of four, her tales of C-sections and vaginal deliveries whisked me away like an old friend reminding me that I had arrived on the other side. For any new mommas, you will be prepared for things you probably didn’t even know could happen to you or your baby delivery device.
What Really Happens After Childbirth recalls all the things you soon forget about when meeting life’s demands. It is a great escape into coming experiences or recalling your own…
Soon you’ll be laughing uncontrollably as she recalls her ideas of holding a baby before having children herself.
Cry on page 59 and then again on 70.
Descriptions of layers in the fall will bring around a smile.
Then laughter again at the slip and slide nursing experiences on page 84.
No longer able to hide my own enjoyment of her recollection, my husband asked me what I was reading. Tears of laughter streaming down my face I recounted her oldest, “walk[ing] around ‘feeding’ stuffed animals and baby dolls shoved up her shirt”, testing my mother of four bladder the whole time!
The pump dance, forget about it LOL!
Her recollections of hormones are dead on.
Always wondering who else experienced this , you are soon back in the feeling of chatting with girlfriends as she describes being out for too long for the first time after giving birth.
Recalling some of our closest friends experience, I cried all the way through her journey in NICU.
I quickly recovered with booze and lube.
Be on the lookout for the “banking method”. Then, share it with a friend for a moment of laughter!
The best part of this book is not a moment of it leaves you feeling alone or wondering What Really Happens After Childbirth.
The pages keep turning. Then, tears and laughter remind you of how fragile life is, of how fragile we are.
Chapter after chapter she shares all the physical and emotional craziness experienced after giving birth. What Really Happens After Childbirth – often forgotten before shared.
After delivery, take care of yourself. Be as inquisitive about your recovery as your baby’s development. Read this unabridged narrative needed most before childbirth!
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Squirm, wince and laugh your way through life after delivery with her!
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