12 mums share what they wish they had known before giving birth


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You've decorated the nursery, flitted between a few baby names you like (it's harder than it seems!) and you've finally sussed out what you're packing in your hospital bag.

However, you would be forgiven for wondering what birth is *really* like.

Retrospect is a glorious thing, especially during a very poignant moment of your life(!!)

The mums of Reddit are here to help and have shared the one thing no one told them about birth which they wish they had known...

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1) Placenta power

Apparently some doctors are really excited when they see a good placenta. Well, a compliment is a compliment, I guess. -
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