16. Your Blood Pressure Is High Because You’re in Pain
“Labor-onset hypertension can actually be a serious condition that needs to be closely monitored,” Agueh warns.
Read more about hypertension and preeclampsia here.
17. Moms Feel an Instant Connection with Their Babies
This is perhaps the most harmful birthing myth of all, as it makes those who don’t feel instant love feel somehow inadequate. Moreover, it creates a negative stigma around post-partum depression, which is a very real and oftentimes debilitating condition.
What about a home or hospital birth? See what we found…