Pregnancy and labor provides you with numerous opportunities to feel embarrassed. You pretty much have to shrug it off and bury your ego in order to get through the 40 (more or less) weeks of baby-growing. There are things that every woman stresses about leading up to the "big day," and there are things that will probably happen during childbirth that'll make you blush in hindsight. Things will get weird, sure, but most of those awkward moments during labor and delivery are seriously no big deal.
However, it's so important to remember that all of the awkward, semi-embarrassing labor and delivery stuff happens all the time at hospitals and birth centers and in people's homes. Your birth team, however large or small, is 100 percent used to women pooping and farting and cussing while bringing a human being into the world. Nobody is judging you. In fact, nobody even cares (and usually you won't either). I promise. So, in the name of solidarity and because there's really no reason to stress the inevitable, I've compiled a handy-dandy little list of those awkward moments that happen during labor and delivery that really aren't a big deal. Don't sweat the small stuff, mamas.