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I stayed 3 nights in a public hospital . It was an extremely busy time on the ward and at no time did I feel like I had to be dc
As for birth. Is was scared too, but turns out my labour wasn't any where near as painful or scary as I thought
In fact I was in pre labour for 4 hours, didn't realize then went thru 5 hours of labour at home only to get the surprise of my life to discover I was fully dilated as we were driving to hospital.
Last edited by Kazza78; 24-02-2015 at 09:28.
ThenThereWereThree said rang true with me - ie "in the 10 minutes after birth all I could think was HOLY **** I DID THAT? ME? this little person just came OUT of me, holy crap Im like amazing". I felt like that too!
It's really nice to hear that it didn't affect you too much afterwards! It gives me chills thinking about that moment when I'll get to hold my baby and hopefully be able to focus on the joy rather than the pain of what I've just been through. It gives me great peace of mind to hear that even after going through something that would have been extremely painful you were still able to feel ok and enjoy your time with your new baby! Thank you for sharing!
@Natie Nat your description of birth being extremely painful couldn't be further from my experience.
It didn't hurt that much. Honestly. I told DH a few hours after birth that Id love to go through it again the next day minus the pregnancy 😁
I'm looking FORWARD to birthing again.
At the moment I'm stuck in bed with the flu and that feels a lot worse than birth 😔
Birth is a good pain feeling, similar to the pain you'd get when exercising. You know you're doing a good thing if that makes sense.
Also contractions only last a minute then you are totally pain free until the next one. So over all during labour you spend a lot more time pain free!
Another thing to note is that once baby is out, you feel good as gold. All pain is gone and you are cuddling the most beautiful baby on earth.
So keep an open mind. They are good beautiful experiences out there.
The book birth skills is great. I recommend it too.
Last edited by ExcuseMyFrench; 24-02-2015 at 18:30.
I hated staying in hospital, I couldn't sleep as my bubs would not sleep unless they were on me and you can't sleep like that on a hospital bed- they are too narrow with a hard floor below and the plastic bassinettes don't allow you to touch bub if you are lying down. They don't have enough food and the having to log breast feeds and have my attachment checked every feed so I am worried about being made to stay in hospital, I am breaking my neck to leave! The best thing I did last pregnancy was inform and empower myself, read Ina May Gaskin, Birth Skills, any positive birth literature you can. Yoga and mindfulness and learning about your birth choices are great too.
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