- I am 32 wks with my third. My first two were all natural. I tried Demerol didn't do a thing!!!! Both were about twelve hours with only the last three hours from 8 to10 cms being the worst. Words cannot describe how painful it was, my husband's hand bore my tooth marks for a week!! It just feels like someone was cutting my insides and the pain in my hips was unbearable. Also threw up and cried and shouted and cursed a bit!!!! My first I pushed for a hour and a half my second only 8 minutes. That was awesome! In the end, seeing them hearing them cry, it was all worth it. Planning all natural with my third as well. Call me crazy, but I believe we were made to do it, and I believe that it empowers a woman. I'm not downing anybody who gets an epidural, but I admire those who can do without!!!!
- —Guest Candy
pain and pressure
- I've had a lot of pressure like he is a lot lower. I constantly feel like I need to pee and I'm also having stomach cramps and back pain its horrible and this is my second baby and I felt nothing like this with my daughter.
- —Guest shayna
- I had my daughter at 19 she was 24 weeks gestation, I had a raging infection and I didn't realize I was even in labour. I went to the hospital because she wasn't moving and I couldn't sleep, when I got there I was 5cm I had her naturally, contractions didn't hurt until I was 8cm but I had the determination to give my baby a chance without drugs. I'm about 30 weeks with my son, 20 years old, I've had a horrible pregnancy but expect baby Caesar to be fine!
- —Guest Jessa
- I am due in 9 days. My last baby appointment I went in and they told me I was dilated to a 2cm and I have not felt ANY contractions what so ever until now. My doctor told me i had to wait for any contractions but i am a little concerned cause i'm havng a vaginal discharge and i have no idea if i'm starting to lose my mucus plug.and have no idea how true labor feels like.
Painful yes, but you won't even remember
- I am 36 wks with my 2nd. I never experienced BH during this or my first pregnancy. When I went into labor, I lost my mucus plug and was violently throwing up, and contractions started in almost immediately. Within an hour I was at the hospital hooked up to the machines. Unfortunately I wasn't dilating even though my contractions were 2 minutes apart. In the beginning it wasn't so bad, but the contracts were extremely painful and after not dilating for several hours I broke down and got the epidural. they had to break my water and all. Within an hour I was ready to start pushing and pushed for about 45 minutes. The most painful part was when she actually pushed out completely as I did tear slightly. But I have to say, as painful as it all was, I hardly even remember it. It all disappeared the second I looked at my little girl. It's amazing what our bodies are capable of, and the fact that we can create these beautiful babies.
- —Guest J Mills
What are these pains?!
- I am 30 weeks pregnant with my second child my 1st one was very easy I was only 16yrs old and was in and out of hospital like it was nothing! I am now 21 with my second child which is a girl first was a boy this pregnancy has been very different I get sick a lot I am not gaining weight at all.anyways the last week or so I have been getting shooting pains in my private area also when I am sleeping I wake up having very bad period like cramps and some tightening of stomach but it only happens when I am sleeping. When I'm up I get light cramping sometimes but not half as bad as when I'm sleeping.
- —Guest audrey
Nothing you read will fully prepare you!
- I recently had my first, let me just say ever description of contractions that I could read about was true! It hurt in my back, in my hips, in my lower stomach, but still it took 2 hrs of this uncomfortable annoying pain for me to realize I was in labor!! I couldn't sleep, couldn't stand, couldn't sit, kneel, lie down, etc... Then suddenly I saw,(rather I felt), a pattern to it all. Mine were 6 min apart from 3:00am until about 8:00pm which is when I took an epidural and finally slept! My beautiful baby girl was born at 6:53am the next morning. I said all that to say, "the less you think about now, the sooner it will come, and I promise somehow you just know when its time!"
- —Guest Krat
- I'm 25+6 and yesterday started getting very painful tightenings in my belly. I've had 3 children all great births but this pregnancy has been terrible. I've split a bone in my pelvis so I cannot walk at all and wheelchair bound and coming off anti d's for the baby but I keep panicking because the pains I'm getting are so similar to labour I just don't know what to do. I took codeine and laid left side and slept a little but its still there. I just wish i Knew :'( my waters haven't gone tho and hosp is 20 miles away so til they do I'm not going anywhere. Not with 3 kiddies to look after
- —Guest lauren
Contractions after a bad car accident..
- I was just in the hospital after a bad accident which made me start having bad contractions. I'm about 30 weeks along with my 2nd pregnancy. I've been trying to take it easy because I was given a medicine to stop the contractions. Now I have been feeling a lot of cramping down in the lower abdomen but only a couple times where my tummy has gotten hard. The cramping is the hard part for me because no matter what position I'm in, there is no relief for the cramps. I feel like I constantly have to use the bathroom but nothing comes. I think it's getting close for my baby to come. It kinda feels like I just got done running and my muscles are sore and tired but not so much on my sides like it would normally be. The baby is still moving which makes the pain a little worse. Trying to hang in there, just wish there was a way to stop the pain long enough for me to get comfortable and fall asleep.
- —Guest Cherry
Not Just Yet
- I am due in 6 days. My last baby appointment I went in and they told me I was dilated to a 2 and that I was 50% effaced. I have not felt ANY contractions what so ever. The only pain i get is when he moves and it really, really, really hurts. Anyone have this and how long did it take you even though I know every labor and delivery is different.
- —Guest Cori Burgess
- I've been in labour since Thursday night was having contractions every 20mins and they went down to 15 but then later that night they stopped and it was just a constant pain in my lower belly and back and sides. So I was a little concerned so went into hospital and they checked me over and said I was in the first early stages of labour and that what had happened was completely normal she could feel me having contractions but she said they were very light and I just need to wait for them to come back like the way they were at first and when they're 5 to 10 mins apart too go back and have my baby. But I'm still in constant pain just waiting for me to be able to feel the contractions again I don't really know what to do. and I'm in serious pain underneath as well. just hopes she hurries up.
- —Guest mummy to be
- I am seven months and I been having really sharp pains til I can not get out of bed. I am a little nervous and scared. I am going to try and do an all natural birth.
- —Guest Lakeisha
- I'm 33 weeks with twins. First babies!!! So when I got the braxton hicks I thought; hmmm. Piece of cake!!! Then I got real contractions and I was very surprised at myself because I have a very high tolerance to pain, and I couldn't do anything about the pain. For me it was a little too much. I was begging for drugs by the third contraction. The good news is that it doesn't linger. It's there and then it goes away so you kinda forget about it. We can do this ladies!!
- —Guest sheila
- I am 40 weeks and 6days overdue... This is my first pregnancy. I have been having all the same symptoms the sharp shooting pain in my V, the lower pain in my back & now the period-like cramps which just consistently get worse.. starting out mild like period cramps and get to the point when you wanna curl up and cry. They are very regular and get a lot worse within hours. When they are about 5mins apart and about 30 seconds in length and most hard to bare its time to make your way to the hospital. You will most defiantly know the difference between BH and real contractions.. BH are usually painless!
- —Guest Boogrr
Not as bad as expected?
- Well, I would describe them so far as being like bad menstrual cramps. My lower back/tail bone area is aching as well. It comes and goes. It's been about 7 hours, and isn't over yet, though; so things could still change. I'm hoping to not use drugs, so if things stay around this tempo, I can do it.
- —Guest Anie