TMI alert: Do not proceed if you can't handle reading about other people's bodily fluids and monthly bloatfests.
When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I wanted to do was buy a bunch of books to educate myself on this growing bundle of love inside of me and all the ways my body would change during and after pregnancy. And read I did! In true researcher fashion, I really geeked out and gathered a variety of sources to cross-reference. I devoured pregnancy books, baby preparation books, parenting books, nursing books, Babycenter.com, mom blogs, and on and on. One aspect of postpartum life that all of the aforementioned failed to address was how altered my PMS and "monthly friend" would be. Who the hell came up with "monthly friend" anyway? It's like calling a pap smear your "annual booty call." Neither are welcome visitors at my home down south. It's more like when an
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Am I alone here? Have other mothers out there experienced the wrath of postpartum PMS? (I can't even imagine women who have postpartum depression and then get postpartum PMS on top of it.) Will this ever go away? Can somebody bring me some chocolate?