Pushing another human out of yourself is a big deal, and when British mother Bekki Pope did it, she decided to give some other mums-do-be a head's up.
Her Facebook post, titled '20 things to know when you've just pushed out a baby', has gone viral, generating over 114,000 likes and 80,000 shares.
Pearls of wisdom include this gem, number 3, which advises:
Your first poo. Do not panic. You are not having another baby. It just
feels that way. But just remember the size of the thing you pushed out
of the front bit, and the prospect of pushing out what's in the back
bit won't be quite so daunting. Your bum is not falling out. Or it
might be. If you have piles. Which you probably do...
And number 9:
Your baby hates you. It's not crying. It's communicating with its
master- the devil- about how successful their plan to destroy you is
going. Seriously - it doesn't actually hate you. It may seem like it
never cries when anyone else holds it or that it enjoys keeping you up
all night, but really, it is so dependent on you it's embarrassing.
Human babies are embarrassing.
And... oh god:
They want you on contraception straight away. Countless midwives will
come and talk to you about how fertile you are and how likely you are
to become pregnant again. They do however forget one crucial thing-
you're never having sex again. You never want to see a penis again.
And if one comes near you, you'll most likely destroy it for the sake
of women everywhere. The end.
You can read the full post in all its gory detail below: