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    Question Pain Techniques??

    Just wondering what Pain techniques others have used and what work for them and what didn't? I know everyone is different but figured it couldn't hurt asking others about the experiences they have had.

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    Default Pain Techniques??

    I'm not there yet but finding the book hypno birthing a really good read.

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    Default Pain Techniques??

    I was all gungho on hypno birthing, I read the books, listened to the meditation CDs etc and I went into labour thinking I could actually get through the birth without any pain (which hypno birthing promises).

    Well it did absolutely nothing! My contractions came in fast and close together so even trying to breathe calmly through the contractions and keep a clear head was impossible!

    I tried the TENS machine - did nothing.

    I went in the shower and held a flow of water under my belly - did nothing.

    Tried the gas. It was great to a point as I was so out of it. I felt the pain and I can remember screaming in pain but it was kind of a blur.

    When that didn't take away the pain I called for an epidural (which I swore I'd never have - the process and idea of a tube and needle in my back freaked me out) but by breathing on the gas it kept my mind off the procedure and what was happening and voila!!! The pain disappeared and I could finally relax, breathe again properly and wait to be fully dialated to push.

    It wore off by the pushing stage which was great as I had control over my pushing as I could feel it and I only ended up with a small graze and no tearing.

    Good luck with your decision!


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    Default Pain Techniques??

    Oh and just to add the pushing was nowhere near as painful than the contractions.

    People often think of the size of you down there compared to the size of the babys head means unbearable pain, in fact by the time your contractions make you dialate to 10cms, it doesn't seem so scary afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddlesAwait View Post
    Oh and just to add the pushing was nowhere near as painful than the contractions.

    People often think of the size of you down there compared to the size of the babys head means unbearable pain, in fact by the time your contractions make you dialate to 10cms, it doesn't seem so scary afterwards.
    This. Sometimes the contractions make you feel out of control, your just waiting for the next one and to be fully dilated. Pushing on the other hand you have all the power to get the baby out. Pushing can be really terrifying the first time but you need to concentrate because this is where you are helping your baby.

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    Default Pain Techniques??

    I found rocking on the bed on all fours and kicking my legs really hard helped me immensely with the pain. I had an extremely quick 4 hour labour but it was full on from the get go. I used gas for about an hour and nothing after that. I found the book birth skills a great read

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    Default Pain Techniques??

    I did a calmbirth course (very similar to hypnobirth I believe) and it worked for me - I really didn't feel pain, rather I could feel the pressure/tightenings. For me, pushing was the worst bit because it hurt, whereas the contraptions didn't lol! I highly recommend it, but like you said, everyone is different

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    Default Pain Techniques??

    Lol I was standing up stomping my foot like a horse. I think thinking about the pain in my foot helped. I had both my bubbas all natural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiredUp View Post
    I found the book birth skills a great read
    i will have to look it up

    Thanks for all the feed back girls it really helps hearing about others experiences


 

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