17 Unexpected Things That No One Tells You Happens After Birth

"Being checked for dilation is almost as bad as the labor itself."

People always tell you plenty of beautiful things about having your first child: the way you never thought you could love someone as much as this tiny human you created, the newfound purpose in life that baby gives you, the pure joy you feel when they manage to do really average things like smile for the first time. Then there's the harder stuff like the pain, sweat, and unbearable pushing you'll have to endure during labor. And, yet, even with all of this information, there are still some things you rarely hear about.  

To help provide more information, several women used the Whisper app to share some of the unexpected things they experienced after giving birth. From peeing every time you sneeze or cough, to developing a diminished sex drive, their anonymous confessions reveal there's a lot of complicated side effects of giving birth that new moms should be prepared for. But in the end it'll all be worth it. 

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