There are plenty of ways life can change once you have kids, and there are plenty of experiences specific to motherhood that are unlike anything you've been through. One of those rather unique experiences is, without a doubt, labor and delivery. There really is nothing else like it and, if we're going to be honest, moms are tired of hearing from non-moms about all the ways they would have done things differently or should have done differently or how disgusting the whole process is and, because it's "gross," just should have been avoided entirely.
Giving birth can certainly be a beautiful experience (or at least that's what I hear), but it can also be traumatic. It took me months to be able to talk to anyone about how the tear that had been stitched up, after my first baby, healed wrong. Hell, it took me two years to talk to my doctor about it. So, if you have some strong opinions about labor and delivery, especially if you've never given birth yourself, do everyone a favor and ask the mom you're speaking to if she minds if you talk about it. Maybe she will, maybe she won't, but it's safe to assume that labor and delivery was a very personal experience for her (which means she won't always be up for sharing and/or hearing your opinions about it).
To someone who has never had kids or experienced the pain of producing them, labor and delivery can sound like, well, a lot. I'm sure to many it can seem somewhat ridiculous to be upset about the following statements, but giving birth is pure insanity on so many levels and to make ignorant or judgmental comments in reference to someone's birth experience is not unfair, it truly is hurtful. Take note of these 11 things about labor and delivery that moms are tired of hearing from non-moms, because moms are tired enough, you guys.