What are the weird and slightly ridiculous things you Google during pregnancy, or as a new mum?
During pregnancy, it is likely that you will have a LOT of questions. Growing a baby is a time of great physical and emotional change when everything is new, different and, let's face it, a bit weird. Your body stretches and grows in ways it never has and even the slightest twinge can make you think twice.
And the questions don't stop once the baby arrives. Far from it! As soon a your bundle of joy is placed in your arms there are many, many more things you might not know about, from cries to sleep and nappies.
Although you have regular midwife appointments when you are pregnant and there are shelves and shelves of pregnancy and parenting books, at times like this (usually in the middle of the night when you can't sleep) most modern mums do what comes naturally - ask Google.
So what are the most ridiculous things you've searched for online? Here are some examples from some new mums. We hope this reassures you that you are not alone.
We're also running a competition with Ask a Midwife to give away five subscriptions to the pregnancy advice service, for qualified advice from a midwife, day or night, at the touch of a button - genius!
The weird things we Google during pregnancy:
Can you know you are pregnant a week after sex?!
Am I pregnant? What are the earliest signs of pregnancy?
Why have my nipples changed colour?
Why are there flames in my throat?
An increase of discharge in pregnancy - is it normal?
Will labour hurt? How much will labour hurt?
Why is my poo black?! Will I poo in labour?
Why does it hurt when I walk? Can the baby just drop out?
What is the furthest anyone has gone overdue?
7 days overdue and no signs of labour...8 days overdue and no signs of labour...9 days overdue and no signs of labour...10 days overdue and no signs of labour...
What does a mucus plug look like?
What do contractions feel like?
Is it possible to be pregnant forever?
And the weird things we Google once the baby arrives...
Will my baby ever sleep? How do I get my baby to sleep in the cot / moses basket / at all?
Can my insides fall out of my bum?
Why is my baby's poo black / green / yellow?
Why is my breastmilk yellow / green / blue...and so on!
Can you die from sleep deprivation?
Why won't my baby stop crying, are they broken?
Thanks so much to fellow Googlers Life with Boys / Geek Chic Diary / A Baby on Board / More Than Toast / Two Hearts, One Roof / The Mummy Adventure / Meet the Wildes / Mumascribbles / Fizzy Peaches / Ghostwriter Mummy / Quite Frankly She Said / New Mumblings / The Herniman House / The Enchanting Blog / Life with Mrs Lee
Remember, there's never a bad question. If you want correct advice from a proper authority, make sure you only check reputable websites and *always* ask your midwife or doctor if you are worried about anything at all.