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Fitness Fitness 8 years
Speaking as a woman that has had two babies, I heard all those myths before I had my girls and they really are myths. While they might hold true for some, they were not true for me. Labor was hard, but it was only one day in my life as a mother so you get over it. Some ladies do get the flat stomachs back and some don't — the thing is, once you are busy with life and mothering a perfect belly is no longer so important. I could go on, but will leave it at mothering is very hard work with many wonderful pay offs.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I know I am not ready to have a kid NOW because I am still young and valued my toned stomach. I know one day that I will eventually pop out a sprog and it's going to be a HORRIBLE experience until that little baby is crying in my arms and I'm sweating like a pig. :D Then I doubt I will care about what comes after that. Til they reach 13 and drive me insane. :D
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My sis had a baby and she told me all the grim and gory details about being pregnant (mostly because I asked her about them, lol). Most of the stuff she told me made a lot of sense, but there are a lot of aspects of motherhood that do truly suck. This is why I'm electing not to have children...I actually probably wouldn't mind the changes my body goes through, but I would desperately miss sleep and having time to do things. The article kind of puts things in the worst light, but my sister told me that a lot of those things really are breastfeeding and hemorrhoids and being so constipated that you feel like you can't even move. I'm glad she was so honest with me about most of that stuff...she's never been one to sugar-coat things.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I don't think it's awful. It's just busting some of the "oh, childbirth and motherhood is so wonderful and magical all the time" things that people spew. There's nothing in there that looks to me like she would trade her children for a flat stomach - she's acknowledging that it's HARD, and you probably will want to fall asleep standing up, and no amount of "I'm back in my skinny jeans because I'm a celebrity!" articles will make you look like you did before. But then, I don't like kids, so maybe I'm biased in favor of an outlook that's not all rosy and perfect (and in my mind, probably partially false).
sleepypie sleepypie 8 years
The article about pregnancy is terrible & I am disgusted with that author. What she said were truths are in fact just as much lies as the myths are. Pregnancy is difficult, there are no two ways about that, but it is not the mutilating prison camp drudgery that she makes it out to be. She makes it sound as though having children was the worst mistake of her life. I just want to know what her kids would think if they read that article. She seems to think that she's doing the women of the world some great service by "warning" them of the terrors of pregnancy, childbirth, & raising children. All I got out of the article was the realization that there are some truly selfish, jaded people in the world. I don't have children myself, admittedly, but I am fully aware of what it will take for me to be a mother. I won't be perfect, my body will change drastically, & it will be incredible wear & tear on me & my spouse. However, I wouldn't trade the fulfillment & incredible joy of having a child with my spouse even for immortality, let alone the cosmetic appearance of my stomach.
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