I found information about pregnancy and post-prenancy by trial and error. No-one steped up and told me some VERY key advice etc... so~ I thought this would be the place to post our BEST advice. Let's help make pregnancy the easiest and most comfortable together shall we? Ghost's key advice~ 1. Take the drugs...wether it be for labor pain, c-section (surgey) pain. I did not take any (no morphine etc...) Post c-section as I was afraid I would become addicted as my mother is an alcoholic...DUMB. I was in so much pain and it took me longer to recover. ALSO~ take the laxitives! I ended up in the ER with bowel difficulties all because I wouldn't take the drugs... 2. Have plenty of Super Absorbancy pads, panty liners and desitin for YOURSELF. You will NEED them all and use them all. You are wet constantly for a month and the desitin saved my butt. 3. Use a Pillow over your c-section to harbor the pain when coughing/walking etc...The extra pressure really helps. I wasn't sick (coughing) before delivering, but developed a cough after the baby came...the DR's say that that can happen as a bodies reaction to surgery etc... 4. Take ALL the help offered to you...this is one of the only times you may ever get it! LOL! 5. If your child is REALLY REALLY gassy...Wrenching in pain, he/she may be allergic to milk/lactose. Document how frequent and take them to the DR. My son was and no-one advised me that this could have been his problem. It was~ for 2 months he was in pain, finally he broke out in a rash (the bodies way of saying..hello something in wrong here) and went to soy formula...3 days later Happy content baby. 6. If you have a boy and have him circumcised~ his penis may turn a little blue from any anesthesia the DR. may have used. We were not told this and thought something was really wrong! That is it for me...hopefully others will join in so we can all help each other~ Happy Pregnancy all!