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3 Things That Make Childbirth Glamorous

That title might be throwing you for a loop, so let me clarify. I’m being totally sarcastic.
This post is sponsored by Evivo, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Childbirth and glamorous almost never exist in the same sentence without every word dripping with sarcasm, right? Right! With that being said, it is beautiful, powerful and there is so much to be celebrated! After all, we celebrate our “day of birth” every year, when we should be celebrating mom for having us, ha!

There are a few things that come to mind when I think about childbirth and how intense it was. Things that people are very hush hush about, and things that NOBODY told me prior. There is not much about pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood that I would call glamorous, per say. Its a wild ride and it usually shows. There is so much craziness that goes into childbirth that is a part of nature and a part of welcoming your new baby into the world.

1. Pooping During Childbirth: Yeah, totally going there. This process that happens to a lot of mothers during childbirth actually serves a purpose other than pure embarrassment! It transfers an important gut bacteria strain that only lives in the colon and can only be passed from mom to baby during childbirth. B. Infantis helps baby develop strong gut health.

This is where we meet Evivo. Evivo is activated B. Infantis that is crucial to a balanced gut. Without this babies are more susceptible to colic, eczema, and allergies among other things. It’s crazy to think about but 9 out of 10 babies in the US don’t have this very important strain of bacteria! Although as time has progressed we see less and less babies with this strain it is mainly due to life saving and and life changing medical breakthroughs. Evivo is definitely something to be on the lookout when preparing for baby after all, it’s because of the birthing process that we need it! There really is a reason to that super glamorous part of childbirth! {{Check out some Evivo discount code at the bottom of this post to try it out for yourself!}}

2. Mesh Panties + Pads The Size Of Your Baby: INTENSE. I was handed this thing that resembled an adult diaper and was like, “Um no.” But yes, oh yes. You’ll need it and if you don’t I want to be you! Regardless of your delivery method, having a baby is a lot of work and you literally need to heal. My nurse described it to me as having a “dinner plate sized wound” from where the placenta was attached to the uterus. Ouch. So much OUCH! But guess what? Who cares! You just spend 9 months making this perfect little baby! Don’t be embarrassed, embrace it!

3. Cramps: This makes my stomach churn just thinking about it! Okay so your uterus stretched out to accommodate your little (or not so little) peanut. Now, it’s like “time to get back in shape!” … 5 minutes after delivery when you would much rather be relaxing. Oh the cramps! My advice: have Motrin/pain killers on stand by! I spent the first day home with Eli doubled over in bed while my body did its thing without meds. It was so intense and watching my writhe around was probably super glam. I don’t mean to scare you but be prepared. Ibuprofuen will be your bff for a few days!

When it’s all said and done, who cares how pretty you look in photos or how well your makeup stayed on as you poured sweat through labor. You have this little angel baby who is (btw) TOTALLY stealing the spotlight. I would do it all over again a million times or these sweet little things, they change so quick and they turn into less babyish little people. I can’t even believe that our “last” baby is 9 months old. I’ll forever be asking, “Where does the time go?”

If you are preparing for childbirth whether its your first or tenth time be sure to check out EVIVO and the benefits that  a probiotic has for baby! The first 50 visitors are eligible for these awesome discounts!

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Jessica

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