From the article: 8 Things That Hurt Worse Than Childbirth
It's not a secret that labor is hard work, even painful at times. But is childbirth really the worst pain you could ever experience in your life? Are contractions really that bad? Share Your Thoughts
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- I've had two natural labors. I've passed 3 kidney stones, had my jaw dislocated, and eye cracked and lungs bruised. I've dislocated my shoulder and torn tendons. Labor was way worse than any of those. To the man who said women are complainers....kidney stones are tiny! Babies are not! Put on your big girl panties and pass the darn stone. Its not so bad.
- —Guest guest alex
- The worst pain/ hurt is caused by infidelity, or worse yet when children/ a child is or are taken away by one parent and used as a bargaining chip to hurt the other sadistically psychologically.
- —Guest DES
- Omg I had a toothache one time it hurts like a mother I rather give birth
- —Guest De
- My back surgery (while 30 weeks pregnant) was worse than labour. Having said that, I'm a bit perplexed as to how any man (or woman who has never experienced labour) can possibly have an opinion here, especially one which labels all women as complainers because he happens to think something might hurt more than something he will NEVER experience!
- —Guest SB_Australia
Many Worse Things than labor
- I have lived with Crohn's disease for 15 years , flares ups can be much worse than the back labor I had with my son for 20 hours. Gallbladder attack (the kind that needs emergency surgery) worse than labor. Broken bone..mine really didn't hurt (Ankle). Opiate withdrawal..not as bad IMO. Bowel strictures, much worse. Bowel blockage MUCH MUCH worse, colorectal surgery so far has been my top pain. 14 + days of unrelenting agony. Pain meds did not help, nothing helped but sitting in a hot bath that was only minimal. Couldn't sleep, eat or barely drink anything with this going on. Back pain, it gets worse and then gets better, but my spinal pain truly reminds me of back labor with my son. Without ever ending.
- —Guest Nica
pain worse than natural childbirth
- Had three natural childbirths using the Dick Read method. Bi-lateral knee surgery was 10x more painful. Had three natural child births using the Dick Read method in early 1960's. Bi-lateral knee surgery 10x worse. Pain a real surprise.
- —Guest martha wagner
Brain Surgery hurts more than birthing!
- I had two boys naturally, although one was slightly induced but nothing can compare with the pain of having brain surgery. Especially when there is swelling of the brain afterwards! I thought I was on life support and begged my husband to take me off of it!!!
- —Guest adajlim
Infant circumcision hurts more.
- It's very common for baby boys (and even men, despite the fact that it's markedly less painful for them for several reasons including structural changes in the penis with age) to pass out from the sheer pain of being circumcised without any anaesthetic. Even with anaesthetic, it's very painful and some men who've had local anaesthetic STILL report nearly passing out. As relatively few women pass out from labour pains, it's reasonable to suppose that the circumcision is even more painful than it was for their mother to give birth to them.
- —Guest Brit
labor with twin boys was not that bad.
- i had a bad fall and i pinch never in my hip.that was more painfull then giving birth or having c-section.i would take 15 hours of labor and c-secion then have a pinch never in my hip.i had c-section with my first baby and it was as bad as i thought.i had natrual birth with my twin boys that was contraction were painfull then pushing both out of me.my hubby i am female warrior when comes to pain.
- —Guest sjk1977
nothing hurts more than natural labour
- Just read all the comments. I agree that some labours are better than others. I would just like to state that I have had 9 broken bones and none of them compared to the 3 minute up to 1 minute contractions. I've been through 2 natural labours with no pain relief and they are the ones i'm referring to. The 3rd labour was epidural and a walk in the park - never felt a twinge - I bet you wont print my comment because i will be accused of scare mongering. I speak the truth from my experiences
- —Guest Linda Smith
- Childbirth is the closest a woman comes to a man passing a kidney stone. It hurts WAY more than it does women because of what it has to pass through. Women rate kidney stones above childbirth and passing one is more painful for men so you figure it out. I'd love to give birth 50 times before passing 1 kidney stone. Women are complainers
- —Guest Alex
- Benzos will put you in a state of agony for weeks, months, Opiates will put you in a state of agony for a few days up to a week and protracted abstinence syndrome can last months. Just look up Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome and Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome and I tell you I've been thru both and I have been thru a horriffic labor experience and I don't know which was worse but the labor was shorter - so I'd take the labor over these things any day. Labor has a sweet result at the end. don't let your doc prescribe you stuff regularly and yank you off it. You'll wish you were dead.
- —Guest Covey
- Finding out that the one you love is rejecting you to go live with a married woman and her husband in a threesome.
- Agony! I've had 2 kids. One with no pain relief. I recently sprained my wrist, but collapsed in the waiting room when going for xrays. I had viral meningitis and nothing helped the unrelenting agony. I maxed out on morphine and it still hurt
- —Guest Hugz
I loved being in labour!
- I've had 3 babies, all natural physiological births, through water at home. I was supported with 1-2-1 continuity of midwifery care with a private midwife. That means I have 1 midwife who over sees my care and is on call for me 24/7. I felt so confident and loved going into labour, which made it all my more easier. It was hard work but like women for thousands of years, I did it too, safely! Honestly, (if it wasn't for the 9 months of pregnancy!!!!) I'd be happy to labour and give birth every day. What a powerful experience when you are in control.
- —Guest Dinah
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