+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 47
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,657
    Thanks
    602
    Thanked
    599
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I thought I'd be loud as I assumed if its that painful I'd be telling the world about it...but I just moaned a bit apparently. The woman in the room next to me sounded like she was being murdered and the midwife laughed when I asked if everything was ok, and why aren't the rooms soundproof...she said 'its like tennis players, some make noise some dont...we tune it out'
    Just do whatever works for you ;o)

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    6,029
    Thanks
    5,464
    Thanked
    4,403
    Reviews
    20
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Re: Screaming during labor

    I was really vocal from 8cm, when they broke my waters, up until I worked out how to use the gas and hopped in the shower. I think that's because I didn't feel my earlier contractions, so I went from zero pain to suddenly extreme contractions.
    When it came to the pushing, I was really focused and a completely different person than at 8cm. I was quiet, only making a 'tzzz' sound through gritted teeth with each contraction.

    DH and Mum tease me about my vocalising at first, it was pretty hilarious.

  3. #13
    Eko's Avatar
    Eko is offline Acrobatic Dominatrix.
    Winner 2012 - Most Politically Correct Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2,837
    Thanks
    1,083
    Thanked
    1,427
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Re: Screaming during labor

    I screamed. And screamed and screamed and screamed. It was all I COULD do, and I literally couldn't stop myself even though I tried.
    People who look down on those that are screamers only have their own experience to judge, they didn't have my experience so they can't say it wasn't a necessary thing for me to do that.
    So I don't let anyone else's opinion bother me

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Eko For This Useful Post:

    Busy-Bee  (21-11-2012)

  5. #14
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,334
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked
    289
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Screaming during labor

    I vocalized through every out breath of every contraction for about the last 8 hrs of my labour. I only screamed right as she was crowning. The vocalizing helped me get through and I had no drugs or gas so if it works for you, then who cares

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Sarelou For This Useful Post:

    sweetsugardumplin'  (22-11-2012)

  7. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Brisbane Bayside
    Posts
    875
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    408
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Screaming during labor

    My friend was a screamer and the midwives kept telling her off for it. I vocalised a lot and my midwife told me off and said I'd hurt my voice (she was right) and that I was redirecting my energy that I should be using to push. As a speech pathologist, my professional opinion is don't scream, and don't growl. As a woman who has given birth, my opinion is 'whatever gets you through'

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Marepoppin For This Useful Post:

    mummy and bubbles  (25-11-2012)

  9. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    6,718
    Thanks
    3,789
    Thanked
    3,838
    Reviews
    17
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 14/11/14100 Posts in a week

    Default Re: Screaming during labor

    With dd1 I screamed. And screamed. And screamed. They told me to be quiet, keep it down people are trying to sleep. Seriously? I was pushing a watermelon out of a hole the size of a lemon. I wasn't being quiet for anyone. No way no how. I feller better for it though. PS. I was induced

    Dd2 on the other hand was the opposite. Given she was prem, and was coming of her own free will whether I like or or not, things were a little different. Everything happened so quickly. Contractions were not painful. AT ALL. Only had gas, as with dd1 (and that's cos I like the gas) . in fact we were all laughing at how quick everything was happening. They tried giving me pethidine during the actual pushing stage, cos that was a little painful but bearable, but *as soon* as the needle hit my leg out she flew. It was hilarious. Then the waiting around with legs in the air waiting for the placenta to be delivered. Tugging on it gently every now and then. All in all it was quite entertaining.

    Each experience is different. Mine were very different in pain levels.

    Sent from my magical black talky thingy using BubHub

  10. #17
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0

    Default Screaming during labor

    I concentrated on my breathing, with a few moans here and there but other than that I was silent. I at times wanted to scream but again concentrated one trying to relax, so was very quiet. DH said that I was concentrating so hard on my breathing that I showed my pain through my legs .. If that makes sense. They were shaking and they kept on hitting the bedhead of the hospital bed so hard that the midwives/nurses/DH thought I was going to break it!

  11. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    214
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    34
    Reviews
    0

    Default Re: Screaming during labor

    I 'ooo'd and 'ahhhh'd for the most of it, helped me focus on my breathing. Then I transitioned and all hell broke loose! Felt like someone was stabbing me in the stomach with a spoon, my theory it was because of the abdominal surgery I had 2 years prior. I screamed like I was being murdered, because it felt like I was, I couldn't stop myself, even though I tried!

    I think the comments you've heard about screaming being bad are more related to the actual pushing stage. When you push they want you to hold your breath and focus the energy downwards. If you scream, or generally exhale during the push, it makes it less effective.

  12. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,816
    Thanks
    379
    Thanked
    389
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No moral to my story....just a little story we still talk about after I had DD1 I was just settling into my room, and I could hear somebody SCREAMING down the hallway....past my room a hundred miles an hour in a wheel chair. My room was right across from the birthing suites and she screamed the entire time, and then she ended up my roomie for 2 nights....and her bub screamed what felt like the entire time. So we kinda nick named them 'the Screamers' Sorry, as I said no moral, just tickled my fancy.

    Not long after, hubby and Mum went home, and said they had left their car in the driveway of the hospital, with the door open and the ignition running Must have been a close call.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Pina Colada For This Useful Post:

    ~ElectricPink~  (22-11-2012)

  14. #20
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    180
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0

    Default Screaming during labor

    Quote Originally Posted by Eko View Post
    I screamed. And screamed and screamed and screamed. It was all I COULD do, and I literally couldn't stop myself even though I tried.
    People who look down on those that are screamers only have their own experience to judge, they didn't have my experience so they can't say it wasn't a necessary thing for me to do that.
    So I don't let anyone else's opinion bother me
    Very well said! I was a big screamer too, and I didn't seem to have any control over the screaming, it's just what happened. I was induced so the contractions were very intense and all I could do was scream!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Is labor impending??
    By spitthedummy in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-06-2012, 18:40
  2. 1st signs of labor?
    By poppet87 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 17-05-2012, 19:18
  3. Braxton Hicks??? Pre-Labor??? Labor???? I'm confused!
    By Mummy2Be20 in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-12-2011, 15:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Softer than your bub's bum Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Australia's favourite eco brand has delivered a gorgeous baby collection. Made from organic bamboo, Boody's extraordinarily soft and stretchy, skin-friendly tops, bottoms, onesies, bibs and wraps don't 'cost the earth'. Get 20% OFF! Code BUBHUB16.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Carmels Beauty Secrets
An online beauty and wellness site which offers simple and effective time saving methods and tips which help you look younger for longer.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!