I was told by lots of people like friends and family that your births become easier but mine seem to get worse, my 3rd was so traumatic i was in horrendous pain which the midwifes said was due to bub being back to back, I went into hospital at approx. 3am and was put straight on gas and air at 3cm dilated and it just got worse and worse i was contracting as though i was 8cm but didn't start to dilate any more until about 9pm i finally gave birth at 6.30am the next day. You know whats is like after the birth too everyone asks you how it went but it was so horrible i couldn't talk about it and just cried saying it was horrendous. I never thought about an epidural at the time and I didn't get offered one. But now I am having baby number 4 which came as a total and complete shock and one of my first scares is that of the birth, I have said to the midwife I want a water birth hoping this might help.
What do you think? has anyone else experienced this or know anyone that has experienced it?