What's worse? Passing a kidney stone or childbirth?

United States
October 25, 2006 11:20pm CST
a man I know says that passing a kidney stone is worse than childbirth, but how would he know? Anyone out there know which is worse?
2 responses
• United States
26 Oct 06
i dont know i have a child my bf says having his appendix burst is worst
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I've had three children, natural, at home, and also have experienced a really bad kidney infection. Kidney pain is worse than childbirth! There's no letting up with the pain, and you KNOW something is wrong! During labor, contractions have a pattern and a rhythm, and in the end, I had my babies!
• United States
28 Oct 06
thanks for the comment.
• United States
28 Oct 06
I too have had 3 children all natural, and I would choose having a kidney stone pass. At least with the labor--there is a break...and you get to leave the hospital with something to show for the pain!!!!
• United States
23 Apr 10
I have been told that passing a kidney stone is worse. Because you have to urinate. Because eventually when having a baby once the head is out some of the pressure is out and it is smooth sailing from there. Whereas when you have a stone you could attempt to stop in mid pee but it would still hurt when you urinated, if not stopping you peeing all together. So that definately would be more hurtful and uncomfortable than childbirth.