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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarSkull View Post
    Do you feel a lot of pressure in your butt when you push baby out??
    Yes. I was very very sure I was pooping. It feels the same. It's really wrong. Lol.

    (well first pushing felt like that, after she was really moving down it didn't feel like pooping)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarSkull View Post
    Do you feel a lot of pressure in your butt when you push baby out??
    Yes! It felt like dd was coming out of my bum. I knew it wasn't poo. The pressure was incredible.

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    I had an epi, but it had worn off completely by pushing, pushed for 70mins - It stung like all get up, and was physically exhausting - but compared to posterior contractions was less painful! It was a more rewarding sort of pain, if that makes sense, so while it stings, you can feel you're getting further each time, and helps you keep going.

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    For me transition was the only part of the active labour that actually was "painful". The rest of it was really manageable in comparison. I got through it by sucking like a mo fo on the gas. Dh said I was saying really silly things and was being rude to the midwife and using a baby voice. I don't remember much of it to be honest, except that it was painful. It didn't last long though, maybe half an hour and then I got the urge to push. Pushed for half an hour.

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    Its so interesting to hear all the different experiences. With all three babies I dont remember a "ring of fire" over the pain of contractions at all. I also agree with many pp, the pressure feels like hell!

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    I am due in 5 weeks and wondering the same thing dd1 epi wore off didn't feel the burn but felt the cut and that and stitches was way worse i did definatly think i was pooing but ..
    with ds2 had epi plus to up didn't feel a thing this time I kinda wanna do it as natural as I can but worry it will be horribly painful I just want to experience what birth really feels like..

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    The pushing part is actually quite amazing as it takes away the pain from the contractions! I couldn't believe it but once I figured out it was true, allI wanted to do was pushing :-D

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    I didn't experienced that transition pain either. I couldn't believed my OB/GYN... I told him I was really scared of not managing transition without an epi and he told me that I was already managing and I was well into transition.

    I guess my point is don't expect labour to be an excruciating pain, it was def not like that for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    The pushing part is actually quite amazing as it takes away the pain from the contractions! I couldn't believe it but once I figured out it was true, allI wanted to do was pushing :-D
    Give me contractions any day, I HATED the pushing stage! So painful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    I am the complete opposite. This thread has made me oddly comfortable with having a baby.
    Same! I'm sure it would be an amazing experience. And I'm way too curious as to what it feels like to have a natural birth.


 

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