I'm currently pregnant (22 weeks or close enough) with baby number 3. My last two labours have been pretty quick and apart from gas I'm not going to have much of an opportunity for anything else. I have no issue with contractions though, they are a walk in the park, I can talk, laugh, walk, brush my teeth through out contractions however the pushing stage is horrendous. Ring of fire horrendous.
Basically because things happen quickly I feel like I have such an unpleasant pushing stage because it happens so quickly. Rather than contractions to breath through I feel I just have one massive continuous surge until the baby is out. I also tear pretty bad. I've been on my back for one and squatted for my second which I feel was far worse. It was basically like some one dropped a bowling ball from a great height through my vagina.
I'm thinking I've trying on my back again for this labour to see if it slows it down a little. I'd like to be able to breath through contractions and the urge to push so as I don't tear so dreadfully.
Has anyone else had a similar experience and would you think lying on my back would help slow the pushing stage?