Musings: Can we talk about that first wee after giving birth, because JAYSUS!
It was up there with the contractions themselves.
The first time I gave birth it ended up being via emergency C-section.
Because of that, my vagina went through very little. I can not say the same for my poor stomach though.
When it came to having my daughter five years later, things went pretty smoothly and I was able to have a VBAC.
While I was delighted to be able to give birth without any surgery involved, I have to say, that first wee after giving birth is not an experience I care to relive.
Seriously though, can we talk about it?
I don't think the midwives looking after me realised I'd never given vaginal birth before, because I feel like there was a few things left out of the post-pregnancy information packet.
I knew I would bleed a bit after giving birth, but I had no idea how much and don't even get me started about that weird jelly stuff that fell out of me — I've already written an article on that.
What I really could have used a heads up on was how much peeing after giving birth was going to feel like peeing molten lava.
Even a little ' hey when you pee, try not to hit your Vajayjay ' from the midwives would have been nice.
But no. I went into that loo totally unaware that I could now breath fire from my undercarriage.
I'm writing this to give anyone who wasn't aware of the after birth fire wee, but as far as advice goes.... I don't really know what to tell you.
Aim away from the curtains is basically all I can tell you, and may the odds be ever in your favour.
If you're ever concerned that any pain your feeling after birth isn't normal, please seek medical advice.