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Shocking Things That Happen During (And After) Birth That Are Totally Normal

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While there are magical moments in childbirth — like seeing and holding your baby for the first time and appreciating what your body is capable of — there are also parts that are foreign and downright weird. Simply put, pregnancy and labor and delivery are not for the faint of heart. There's the bodily fluids, the hormones, and the countless other changes you'll go through along the way.

It's hard to prepare for it all beforehand, so in an effort to both educate and entertain, we've compiled a list of totally normal things that will still surprise you about having a baby. The good news is that you're definitely not the first to go through it all.

Let's take a look!