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    Default Pushing baby out

    What does it feel like when you push bubba out? I had an epidural with DS because he was in the wrong position and I started to panic so I never really felt anything when I was pushing.
    Is it really painful?

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    The worst part is the 'ring of fire' when the baby crowns - it hurts a lot while it stretches, but compared to contractions (for me), it was bearable. The thing I didn't realise was pushing the shoulders out after that! That hurt more but I think because I thought it was over.

    Definitely not a walk in the park, but it's bearable and doesn't linger for long. That was my experience anyway.

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    Yes agree with Mrs Harvey, it's intense burning but usually it's fast so compared to the contractions I found it ok.

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    It hurts but you just kind of steel yourself and push into the pain- it's usually over very quick- once the head is out it doesn't usually take long to deliver the shoulders, then your middy (or you!) can help baby out the rest of the way. The relief afterwards is amazing!

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    Ermm... I literally felt like I was being ripped in half.

    But as PP said it's only fairly quick and at least you know it's almost over at that stage!!

    Edit- actually, the first two felt like that. My third, I just stood up and he fell out. It wasn't painful at all!!
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    I did not get the pain at crowning. It didn't hurt at all. It just felt weird because I could feel him descending then going back up. I did not push, just breathed.

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    It burns a lot, but my biggest issue was the pressure. I really can't stand that pressure feeling during the second stage of labour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    It burns a lot, but my biggest issue was the pressure. I really can't stand that pressure feeling during the second stage of labour.
    Yes!

    I forgot about that I found the pressure turned my stomach.

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    Honestly, after having epidurals with my older 2, when I felt the 'ring of fire' I screamed cos I wasnt expecting it. It hurt like hell. But my pushing stage was only lole 3-4 minutes as DS3 was in distress and they had to get him out fast.

    It was a worse pain than contractions but once bub was out I didnt feel any pain.

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    Felt like my back/pelvis was going to crack open and felt like my @ss was going to explode. I had no drugs.

    In saying that I had a very very difficult pushing stage (2hrs 47 mins) as my bub had her arms crossed across her chest and both hands by her face. I got an episiotomy that was extended twice with no local so I didn't feel the ring of fire but rather the slice of fire!!

    You do really go with it though and push into the pain. It's terrifying and exhilarating cause you are about to meet your bub. I held a flannel on my butt as u pushed as I was convinced I was going to explode down there! Haha. I'm a midwife too but I was sure that was happening.

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