Pregnancy brings with it many joys but some of the embarrassing problems that come with it aren't so welcome. If you're currently pregnant, we'll guide you through all those little niggles you may be encountering.
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Eils Hewitt: Pregnancy is the mostly wonderful experience, but sometimes it does come with some rather potential embarrassing elements from constipation and piles to leaky boobs and inconsonant. Pregnant ladies, well we face it all. Don't we? Gill Scott, a Midwife and Zoe Bolton, the Editor of Flying Start Magazine are here to guide you though these bad phase moments. Good Morning ladies! Zoe Bolton: Good morning. Eils Hewitt: Thanks for coming in. Now, Zoe if I ask you first, what are the main worries and concerns that pregnant ladies have? Zoe Bolton: I think obviously, pregnancy is a time for worrying and women have lots and lots and lots of questions. But the main embarrassing things that we're talking about today are things like, will I have bowel moment during birth, will I being inconsonant after I give birth, will my busts be saggy after I give a birth? These are sort of physical things and I think it's kind of a displacement worry. Some of them they don't have to face it to the fact that they're going into the labor and it's going to her, so they sort of displace these on to these other things. And then they find that they're too embarrassed to ask to their doctor about them. Eils Hewitt: Yeah, I was going to say that, why do we worry so much? Presumably, hormonal as well, we have got all sort of things. Zoe Bolton: Absolutely. Eils Hewitt: Very concerned about things that are out of their control. I was just going to say in terms of advice and generally about embarrassing problems, I mean do you laugh if off or do you kind tackle it or do you advice ladies to go their doctors or so for example your magazine will do. Zoe Bolton: I think the intensively embarrassing questions, the advice we give to our readers is if it's something that you're concerned about, you should never be too embarrassed to discuss it with your Midwife or GP. These people are professionals, they are used to being asked these questions. Don't worry too much about, go and so once you've taken your first step and you got out of the first hurdle, then I think the worrying sort of goes. And it's more comforting to go and ask and help and be told the answer. Well, we have got lots of crazy scenarios and we wonder about what's going to help then? Gill Scott: Well the worst things talk to other people, it just gets worse the most when you talk to friends, their experience was worse than the last person's and then there are lots of Chinese whispers. Eils Hewitt: That's true actually but the time you go it to have your birth, you've got 20 mums experiences in your head. Gill Scott: That's right. Eils Hewitt: And I was really concerned. It's because that you mentioned about the bowel movement. Well, I know, I'll put my hand up, that was my main concern. I was fine about everything else. I've done all the antenatal classes, go to the information all upfront but the concern is really concern about having a bowel movement during birth. I didn't at that time, I mean I was in pool the rest of it but I know -- imagine to ladies writing about that. Zoe Bolton: Yeah, they do and it's more about what their partner is going to think of them actually? Eils Hewitt: Oh, really. Zoe Bolton: Yeah, it's not the fact they were with on their own, it will be okay. But it's a fact that their partners, what he can think of me if I have a bowel movement during the time I'm giving birth? Is it going to make him find me less attracted, is he going to be disgusted with me? I think that really is the main source of the problem is what other people think not the fact that it's going to happen. And when I've spoken to women who have given birth, they don't even notice when it does happen because they are too busy concentrating on trying to have a baby. Eils Hewitt: That's right, a new experience. Gill Scott: Often, what happens is that when women go into labor, you don't really read about this too much but the body is a wonderful thing and it will and lot of the times, you will h

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