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13 Things We Don't Talk About In Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

Updated: Apr 2, 2022

We put a question box on the gram to find out what things we, as a society, don't talk about when it comes to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. You all did not disappoint! This box was so popular we decided to write up a blog post on all of the things "we don't talk about."

1. Morning sickness doesn't always mean praying to the porcelain god

Symptoms of morning sickness vary...a lot! Some people experience migraines, exhaustion, and just constant nausea without any vomiting. Some pregnant people report a lot of vomiting. Morning sickness hits about 4-6 weeks and will likely last through the rest of your first trimester. The good news is, it usually peaks at about 9 weeks and becomes a bit easier to manage the day to day. Head to this blog post for our tips on how to help manage morning sickness.

2. You don't have to push when your provider says "it's time to push."

You may decide to consent to a cervix check and you may hear "Ok, you are complete it's time to push." WAIT! It might not be time to push. Do you feel like you are ready to push? Do you feel pressure? Does the urge feel uncontrollable? If not, consider waiting it out until it becomes more apparent to you as the person about to birth a human. Checkout this article about the Fetal Ejection Reflex!