Millions of women give birth each year in the U.S., with many of them being first time parents. While you probably get the gist of what to expect during delivery, there are plenty of things people either don’t talk about or don’t think about until the time comes!
To help prepare any expecting parents-to-be for the day their little one arrives, here are some unexpected aspects of childbirth and what to expect…
Your Water Breaking Usually Isn’t a Big Deal
When a woman’s water breaks in the movies, there’s always a mad dash to the hospital where she somehow does not have time for an epidural and gives birth in minutes. This just isn’t the case for most people (though it’s always possible).
The water often breaks in a slow manner and it could take hours after your water breaks before you start experiencing contractions.