It should come as no surprise that there's nothing "easy" about giving birth. Whether vaginally or via c-section, delivering a baby can tear you down and, unfortunately, the rebuilding can involve some pretty embarrassing experiences. If you're shy or easily ashamed, get ready to face your fears because postpartum is no joke. However, and even though you'll cringe and probably turn a little red-faced during those embarrassing postpartum moments, you'll also laugh about them later. Thankfully.
I had no idea what to expect after my kids were born. I had a c-section with my oldest and a vaginal birth with my toddler, so each of my postpartum experiences were different. Both recoveries had their own, uniquely "special" humiliations and ended up somewhat destroying my dignity in different ways.
Between the hemorrhoids, surprise pee, and rogue farts, it can seem like your body is betraying you during the postpartum period. When you're in the throes of post-baby life it can all seem nothing short of mortifying, but in hindsight a lot of those "embarrassing" moments turn out to be nothing more than hilarious (or at least entertaining). I mean, who doesn't love a good, inappropriate fart story, amirite? There's solidarity in knowing that these things happen to every woman who has ever given birth. Ever. So, with that in mind and because we could all use a good laugh these days, here are a few embarrassing postpartum moments that'll give you something to smile about (just, you know, in a year or two).