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What If My Water Bag Breaks In Public:

and 9 Other Embarrassing Pregnancy Questions Answered
By Motherpedia
Date: June 11 2015
Tags: pregnancy,
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Pregnancy is one of the most unforgettable experiences a woman can go through. As with every journey in life, we will need a lot of information and knowledge to accompany us during our pregnancy journey. It can be both wonderful and challenging with lots of ups and downs.

It is not surprising that you have many questions. Things are happening to your body and you weren’t expecting them! Here are 10 embarrassing– yet completely normal - pregnancy questions that you have been dying to ask.


1. Why do I have sex dreams?

Just enjoy them! According to, sex dreams are due to extra blood flowing to your genitals, raising oestrogen levels that increase vaginal secretions. Your sex drive may be raging.


2. What if my water bag breaks in public?

You always see this happening on the tv and I am sure you have the same fear. Water does not pour out of your vaginal and flood the floor most of the time. Even if it does, the fluid is colourless and odorless. However if it is brown or green, it coud be a sign of infection. Don’t panic. Just relax and go to the hospital immediately once your water bag breaks. If you are really afraid, start to wear a high absorbency pad nearer to your due date.


3. Will I poop when I am pushing?

To get the baby out you got to push hard (in fact childbirth is pushing like you have to poop). So if you are going into birth, there is a chance that you will empty your bowels on the delivery table. You can go to the bathroom but let us tell you that when you’re in labour, you won’t even think of doing it. Don’t worry as doctors and nurses really don’t care. If you do poop, you are doing it right. The nurses will ensure cleanups are done and many new mums are not even aware. You will be too busy with you beautiful baby by then. But if you would like to try to keep this from happening, eat a high fibre diet and drink plenty of fluids especially during the last few weeks of pregnancy. If you are feeling constipated in the days before your due date, try having a glass of prune juice and adding a little exercise to help loosen things up.


4. Why do I fart non-stop?

Every pregnant woman gets gassy due to the hormonal changes in your body. Your gastrointestinal tract slows down. Try light exercises and avoid foods that are more likely to produce gas – carbonated drinks, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cheese  and dried fruit. Having smaller meals frequently helps too.


5. What can I do about constipation?

It is completely normal to be constipated. This is due to your surging hormones which slow down your digestive system. It coule also be a side effect of your prenatal vitamins. If you find that it is your prenatal vitamins, consult your doctor. Drinking plenty of fluids, light exercises and plenty of fibre rich foods will help. Prune juice and food containing probiotics such as yogurt also help to improve regularity.


6. Does the baby know I’m having sex with Daddy?

Your baby may be able to feel some of your feelings but not the act of sex. Baby may also move a lot due to your increase heart rate.


7. Will my vaginal be looser after childbirth?

Women bodies are designed for childbirth. You may feel a little swollen and sore but once your vaginal area heals you should start to get back to normal rather quickly. Your vaginal is just like a rubber band, it can stretch and contract. Try doing Kegal exercises to improve vaginal muscle tone. This will help to get it back to normal more quickly.


8. Will I squash my baby when I have a full bladder?

No. Your baby is probably going to kick your full bladder and you may get cramps and mini contractions when your bladder is too full.


9. Will the doctors and nurses be disgusted if I don’t groom down there?

You are probably thinking if the doctors or nurses will be grossed out if you have not groom recently. If you normally don’t wax or shave, you don’t have to start now. Just do whatever that makes you comfortable. Also, take note there is more bacteria on your skin for a day or two after shaving and waxing. So it is best not to remove hair from the area near the top of your bikini line (where a c sect incision would be made)  near to you due date.


10. Why are my nipples itchy?

The good news is your breast is growing. You can probably see a new cleavage. The sensitive skin area on your breasts is stretching which triggers a persistent itch. Avoid scratching the, Use moisturizers or coconut oil to reduce the itch.


Do you have any embarrassing pregnancy questions that you will want to share with us? Motherpedia will be happy to answer them!

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