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andysforever0217 - April 23rd, 2010 1:27 AM

u have probly already had ur baby by now but it sounds like ur in labor to me. ur water probly broke and thats what u picked up off the kitchen floor. this is also my first so im not to sure but thats what i think. hope everything went okay or goes okay!!!


Emzaloid - August 12th, 2010 5:21 AM

Usually the first sign of starting your contractions/ labour is wanting to go for a poo! A sudden urge that you need to push for a number two. (This is actually the baby saying "think im ready") Soon afterwards period pain feelings begin and instead of the pain being a dull ache like time of the month - its a shooting pain, shooting down the bottom V of your stomach. Its not the most pleasurable of experiences, but not as bad as some make out - saying that all experiences are different.


Luvinlife - October 10th, 2010 6:03 AM

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and I've had a few contractions but it is hard to explain. This is the best explanation I have found while searching for an answer...
What Do True Labor Contractions Feel Like?
The way a true labor contraction feels is different for each woman and may feel different from one pregnancy to the next. Labor contractions cause discomfort or a dull ache in your back and/or lower abdomen, along with pressure in the pelvis. Some women may also feel pain in their sides and thighs. Some women describe contractions as strong menstrual cramps, while others describe them as strong waves that feel like diarrhea cramps.


Luvinlife - October 10th, 2010 6:28 AM

Yes do it just in case! Your in control, make sure your doing everything you can for your self and your baby to have a safe pregnancy!


airarachnea - January 19th, 2011 12:04 PM

I was looking for answers to this question too. I'm 16 weeks with my first, a girl. Thanks for all the helpful answers!


jaden2011 - April 1st, 2011 10:17 AM

Hi I have five kids and now having my six one which is the last I have went through the contraction and I use something numd me down from my waist and I felt great afterwards but I never felt them in my legs so I wondering do you feel contraction in your legs as well because all my pregancy were very different I guess becasue I'm much older now that i'm going through a lot but we mother tto be is in it together we can get through it just beathe and hang in there


pengw3n - May 23rd, 2011 12:02 AM

Labor pain feels like really bad menstrual cramps. As you get near to giving birth you tend to have these menstrual cramp feelings more frequently, then your water breaks and that feels like a water balloon being popped under water. Usually when water breaks you are already about 5cm dilated. Then your cervix starts to dilate more and more and by the time you reach to 9cm you have this strong urge to push (as if you need to poo badly, but the urge to push feeling is in the front area). You can't push at 9cm so you need to do the breathing techniques that the nurses usually help you with. Once you reach to 10cm you push. When pushing you push as if you are pushing a big poo.

When the baby's head comes out you feel a slight sting for a few seconds. Sting feels like a snake bite (when someone puts both hands on your wrist and twists the skin on your wrist).

I didn't take any pain medication because my midwife told me that it's not good for the baby, as mothers who had taken pain medication tend to have uncalm babies than mothers who don't take any medication will have calm babies. Hope this all make sense. Good luck!!


matreshka - June 24th, 2011 7:02 AM

I had 2 births with no pain relief at all. I had aching back- stronger and stronger pain in my back, becoming unbearable. At no point i felt any pain in the tummy-stomach area. I can compare the back pain to, imagine, if you have to bend down to lift a heavily loaded bucket and then unbend - do this 1000 times until it is impossible - you will know this kind of muscle pain "cannot do it any more". at the second labour it was not pain - it was a different feeling of a bomb inside you trying to explode. Nothing to do with pain - but kind of as bad.
The unbearable stage lasted only several hours (out of many hours labour).
We prepared for labour by doing lots of breath exercises and relaxation techniques - all rubbish and went out of the window in the first couple of hours. Contractions are opposite to relaxation - it is muscles going tense, not relaxed.
Both babies felt fine and did not care about my back pain.
Recovery is amazingly quick. 3 hours after the birth you are just stunned, but totally fine.


CrysLd - July 24th, 2011 11:08 PM

oh me geese, I'm pretty much 39 weeks now (due august 01) & have been reading what everyone's been saying on here about how bad the pain is & if it's only like really bad menstrual cramps or really bad diarrhea cramps, it doesn't sound that bad, even if it's also mixed in w/ a charlie-horse type feeling, so what do women complain about?? I've felt all of those types of pains & they aren't the best feeling but they pass. I hope that's all it is cause this is my first baby, so I don't know for myself buuut.. am I right ? cause I plan on doing it all completely naturally w/ no drugs at all & I'm just so curious cause my ob/gyn was talking about might having to induce me this week & I wanna know to be prepped for it


CrysLd - August 18th, 2011 7:13 PM

sooo okay, I feel like such an ass because omg labor really is pretty bad. I mean, for the love of God, I couldn't stop swearing. I thought it wouldn't be as bad as it was & I wanted to do it without any type of drug or anything but after being induced on July 29th & feeling the contractions & how much worse they kept on getting, I thought hard about it & finally asked for an epidural. so the anesthesiologists came up BUT neither could get the iv-type-thing to go down my spine and stay straight, like it kept on moving to either the left or right side as it neared the bottom & I felt it & it hurt like hell, even more than the contractions & I hate iv's as it is already. therefore, after like at least 5x, I literally said "fuck the epidural" cause them trying was starting to actually hurt worse than the contractions & the second anesthesiologist who tried was like "let me try just one more time" & I'm just totally like "no way!" & I'd have to say that that was the worst part of the entire laboring process. so, even though she really didn't want to, my ob gave me stadol (they didn't tell me but I heard them say it) and that was like heaven cause even though I could still feel everything, which is how I wanted it in the first place, I was high as the sky and it was nice haha but the pain of the contractions is so bad that I swear I thought I was gonna rip the side of the bed off cause I kept tugging at it everytime one would come on. however, pain definitely is all in your mind. when you feel pain, it is very hard not to think about it but if you think of other things, it helps A LOT. like, I kept thinking about my bedroom at home & my polar bear stuffed animal. then when it came time to push, that was pretty bad, too cause I felt like I had to take a huge shit that was already starting to come out but coming outta my vag instead. so I started screaming for the doctor cause I knew it was time but I didn't care, so I already started pushing before any of the nurses or doctor even got back in the room. it very much so does feel like everything is lit on fire, though cause I ripped in 3 different places & it hurt pretty bad but I wasn't pushing for that long, maybe 5-10 minutes if I'd have to guess. so yeah, it was all pretty painful & just flat-out terrible but I'd do it again for my daughter cause when she looks at me, I know that it all was just totally worth it :-)


rosie67676711 - November 6th, 2011 12:24 AM

I have one child who is 19 years old and 7 weeks pregnant. I know that with her I was in labor for a few days and it wasn't as bad as I thought at first. Then the pain comes and to describe it best... I would say it's like eating 6-9 pounds of cheese that bonded together in your belly and it is trying to get out. It's tightening your belly and putting pressure on your bottom. Now when you try to relax there is no possible way as your body attempts to uncontrollably attempt to get it out!! The pain becomes unbearable and you have to use breathing techniques to get through the moment. Now add menstrual cramps times 100 now this is Contractions!!! They come and they go, and for sure they get worst as they get closer. It's so worth it and to tell you the truth for many women it's just natural and like I mentioned unstoppable no matter what. I received an epidural and it was a personal decision. I felt much better and delivered with ease. Just if you want to get some kind of anesthesia, it would be only wise to inquire the effects to you and your baby.


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