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Hi everyone...!I'm 40 weeks pregnant and the due date's the 16th of March....I'm honestly really scared about what to expect regarding delivery pains....is it as bad as they describe it? Worse? Ay comments would be appreciated...thx!
They hurt no doubt about it because your body is using muscles it doesn't use at any other time. It is a positive pain focus on the fact that your body is doing what it needs to birth your beautiful baby. There are lots of different pain management options from gas and air to epidurals. Talk to your doctor about the different options. Good luck
Well, labor is not the most fun I have ever had. Yes, it does hurt. However, the excitement of knowing you are soon to meet your long awaited baby helps a great deal. I also feel there is nothing wrong with pain relief if you need it. Remember that lots of women do this several times knowing what to expect...so I guess the best thing to say is that it is all worth it!! And very quickly forgotton. I know, the unknown is always scary for me too and I also worried a great deal about this. Your going to do fine and it's wonderful to live in a time where there is help if you need it! Congrats on your impending delivery and I wish you all the best!
I didnt think it was as bad as what everyone kept telling me. I did receive an epidural, but i waited until i was having pains i hadn't experienced before. I found that using the handles and stirrups made it easier for me cause i felt more in control. I had no pain at all with my daughter and even following. With my son, however, my only problem was hemorrhoids which were painful. I know people say an epidural also affects the baby, but both of my children were completely alert when they were born and didnt go to sleep for hours afterward. And my nurse with my son said its actually better for mom and baby because it relaxes mom which in turn gives the baby a better entrance intp the world. Good luck! And remember in the end the pain, if there is any, will be well worth it and all forgotten when you hold that little bundle and it looks up at you.
The weird thing about labor pains is yes they hurt...but its not a sharp pain...its more of an extreme dull pain...which makes it totally bareable...if that makes any sense...lol. i went completely natural (no pain meds) and that was with pitosin cuz my water broke w/out contractions...i hear pitosin makes it worse...the only thing to remember is dont fight your body...it knows what to do... :)
Hello all!Thank you so much for your interest and explanation....it really helped me....I'll try relaxing and letting go as far as possible, and if it hurts too much I'll just go for the epidural....I'll let all you know how it went....thx again xxxxx!
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