I am being induced tomorrow as I am 9 days overdue with no signs of the spawn wanting to shift!
I found once I was pregnant, and getting closer to my due date, that lots of women who have already given birth can be absolute jerks to new mothers as they approach the birth of their child, emphasising how much pain, tearing etc they are likely to go through...and seem to relish telling you so! So much glee in their tone!
Here's some of the lovely things I've heard recently:
"Ooooooh, soon you're gonna feel the burn!"
"You're gonna be screaming!"
Being tagged in a post of this on FB:
Sometimes, these comments are followed with the obligatory "oh, but when you have your baby, it's all worth it/you forget about the pain you were in" - Yeah, I know, it's the bit before that I am concerned about.
I'm lucky that I have been in the labour ward 4 times with my mother, and it didn't look fun, but not unbearable. And she has been very supportive and reassuring. I feel sorry for ladies who don't have someone like that in their life and just get told how terrible it will be by people who seem to enjoy frightening people.
What are some positive stories people have about their labours? I'm not after someone to tell me sweet, sweet lies that there is zero pain, but it would be nice to hear some stories that aren't just that I'll be in so much pain I'll wish I was dead