A Question For Women Who Are Preg Or Have Had Children

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cangirl - May 19

i read alot of books about pregnany but i want to know what it is really like through out the pregnancy to labour . does labour really hurt like h__l pardon the expression. i want to know from real mums not a book

 

jackie07 - May 20

well first off its different for everyone. im 21 and just had my first baby nov.3,05. im 5'4 and 100 pds. i was about 140 at the end of my pregnancy. im small and had a 8.5pd baby all natural. i slept through hard labor when i woke up about 8:30am my water broke by the time i got to the hospital i was dialated to an 8. i had him about 45 minutes later, after arriving. doing it all natural hurt, but its not that bad. the contractions hurt like hell, but the second that baby comes out the pain is gone!! the pregancy itself was great. i had alot of back pain and bad heart burn, tums are a lifesaver:) i walked alot, everyday until the day before his birth i walked around my block, it kept me inshape. the last month was hard, b/c i gained most my wieght the last few months, i wanted to go into labor sooooo bad, he was late, the night before i had him my husband and had s_x, my doctor said it was okay to, it made me go into labor!!

 

cangirl - May 20

i have heard that s_x makes labour easier is that true

 

cangirl - May 20

mind i have a while before i go in labour i am only 12 weeks preg but i want to as much as i can . i know i can alot more from real mums then in a book. so thats why if you have any info you want to share plz do

 

cangirl - May 20

*learn

 

staci - May 20

I also had my baby natural(had to) and I think the worst thing about it was the pressure and me needing to push when it wasnt' time yet...the contraction part was a blur because i was so tired(24hr labor) but they did hurt because i had back labor(ds was turned upward) once he turned it wasn't that bad...ok back to the pushing part, it felt so good to relieve all that pressure! pushing def. felt good.. anyway, i was 6 days over due, tried everything(s_x, nipple stimulation, walking) and nothing worked..until we moved and the next day(guess from all that activity) labor started...Jackie is right though, it's different for everyone..have you ever watched discovery health channel (maternity ward)? those women on there scream their heads off! the only time i kind of yelled out was when they did an episiotomy and didn't warn me! I just said "owww what was that!?" anyway, sorry so long! but that's my story in a nut shell!

 

jackie07 - May 20

no, s_x does not make labor easier. its actually the sperm that makes contractions start, but when they start they do hurt. staci is right, the pushing part was actually not bad at all, there is alot of pressure! are you going to have an epidural or do it natural? naturals not that bad, and you can feel whats going on w/ your body.

 

LadyD - May 22

I went into premature labor and had to have a caesarean at 30 wks. I went in Sun. afternoon, they tried to stop the contractions w/ meds which did not work and I was bleeding. They transferred me to a different hospital that handles preemies, the best in my area. The contractions slowed but never stopped, I was in labor for 3 days. I had her Wed. at midnight. The contractions heard like hell when they get closer but I think me being scared made the pain worse. I can't lie, that c___p hurts but once you have the baby, you aren't thinking about it anymore...until you have to move around...lol.

 

cangirl - May 22

well jackie07 i guess i really won't know untill i get to that point. i can pain to a point but i don't really have a high tolerance for pain it is kinda in between

 

Amber #2 - May 22

Canigirl, everyone's experience is different. You can never truly prepare yourself for the labor b/c everything can change in the blink of an eye. You may go in thinking you are going to have the baby natural, but not be able to tolerate the pain and end up having an epidural. Or you may go in thinking you will have the baby v____al, and end up having a c-section or possibly even an emergency c-section if something goes haywire during labor. I thought I had gotten myself all prepared for the birth of my baby boy, having him v____al with an epidural, and then at 37 1/2 weeks I had an abruption and started bleeding heavily. They put me in the hospital and gave me some drugs to jump start the labor. I was in labor for 20 hours before they took him C-section. I didn't really want a C-section but I didn't really have a choice. The nice thing about that is I felt absolutely no pain during the birth but boy was the recovery process a b___h, lol (sorry for the language, but it's the truth)! So, just try to educate yourself as much as possible on every scenario b/c any of them could happen....you just never know. Good luck!!!

 

cangirl - May 22

thanks for the advice Amber #2

 

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