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    Was your pushing stage different with each birth in terms of pain and tear?
    With first I was cut and forceps.
    Second, pushing stage was pain free and it actually felt good in a weird way.

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    Yes different with all 6.

    From easy no tears to full on tearing and burning out of the pit of he'll. Thank god it didn't last long.

    I love love love the pushing stage.

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    Ok now I am kinda scared lol. Was hoping this one will be similar to easier than the second.

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    I guess both mine were quite similar, considering one baby was prem, in regards to pushing stage but the rest of it was vastly different from each other. Dd1 was induced and the contractions were absolutely horrid. Dd2(the prem one) came naturally and her birth was quite painless and not much different to mild braxton hicks.

    With dd1 I got mild grazing and she was of average size 3.5kg.

    Dd2 was 2.1kg and I had no grazing or anything.

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    DS was prem and less than 2kg. I was cut and had stitches. 45 minutes of pushing on my back.

    DD was 10 days over, 3.5kg and 20 minutes of pushing with grazing. tMI- I was on all fours to have her to help prevent needing to be cut. I hated it though, I felt uncomfortable and silly in that position.

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    Yep, my two VBs were quite different. Ist I had an episiotomy and vacuum, and with number two I pushed for about five minutes and had no tears or grazes at all (it bloody hurt though!)

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    First had epidurl but had started wearing off, so I felt a degree of pain. I was told when to push. They were getting ready to cut me but I pushed dd1s head out before they could. I had 3rd degree tearing and stitches internally amd externally. I wasnt in any pain afterwards though. My OB who stitched me up was shocked to see me up walking around a few hours after the birth.

    Second was a lot faster (45 minutes), no pain relief and the midwives encouraged me to birth kneeling on the bed over a bean bag for support. Pain wise it hurt but not as much I expected- the worst was as she was crowning and they told me to stop pushing. Had 1st degree tear and some grazing but no stitches. Pain afterwards was bearable but tender. The first pee was like razor blades but after that it wasnt too bad. The midwives got angry because I wouldnt stay still lol.

    Dd3 was fast- whole labour was 30 minutes, she was out in 1 push (she went into distress and they needed her out NOW), no time to think. I went into shock. The pain was horrific. By far the worst labour and birth pain wise but thats because it was so intense from the get go. Because she came out so fast, I had 2nd degree tear and stitches. Recovery was painful for a few days.

    Dd4.... my dream birth. She was a water birth. Another fast one (23 minutes), out in 4 contractions/pushes). I was so relaxed and I honestly didnt feel pain, just enormous pressure. The midwives just let me do my thing and it was very calm and I made no sound (unlike the last ones where I screamed like a banchee). For the first time I was able to pant through her crowning and I didnt even push, my body did all the work and she sliped out into my hands. No pain afterwards. No tearing, no grazing (which surprised the midwives as she came out so quick). Only pain was after birth pain and they were horrific, contractions had nothing on these pains.

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    yep totally different.

    my first was easy (unassisted delivery) and felt 'good' when i pushed... almost like a wave of relief... i had a second degree tear though and lost alot of blood afterwards....

    with my second it was more difficult. dd2 got stuck. they had to cut me in order to get her our. it was alot harder then my first....

    had stitches both times.

    recovery first time was very long and hard... i had a few complications... but the second time was a very easy recover but harder delivery...

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    First time - second stage took nearly 2 hours. It was h3ll. 2nd degree tear.

    Second time - took 7 minutes, breathed her out. It was h3ll. 2nd degree tear,

    Third time - one push for the head, one push for the body. Marked down as 3 minutes on the paperwork. It was h3ll. No tears or grazes.

    I HATE second stage. HATE, HATE, HATE it.

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    I found that the pushing stage felt good. And I know that sounds weird.. I just can't explain it...

    Anyway, dd1, 7 mins pushing, 2 contractions, the midwife was screaming at me to push, really trying to "coach" my pushing, which caused dd to come flying out, and I had a 2nd degree tear that was very long internally. Lots and lots of internal stitches. Ages to heal.

    Dd2, I was more in control and had a much better midwife, I did nothing, just relaxed and let her come. One contraction, 2 mins, and my body just did it's job. Easy peasy. I had a small first degree tear, but it was from my original scar splitting, not a fresh tear.

    So, in my case my second birth was easier.

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