Childbirth

United States
November 16, 2006 8:04pm CST
Some say it is the worst thing they have ever had to encounter. For me, it was the easies thing that I have ever done. I was 5 cm dialated and didn't even know it. I couldn't even feel contractions. I went ahead and got an epi just in case I was to feel something. I think the worst thing about childbirth was the aftermath. OUCH! I hope that the second one goes as good as this one, but they always say that no two are alike.
4 responses
@teresebry (128)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I'm glad you started this discussion. While transition labor was painful, it is short. I can't stand to hear women telling pregnant women what a terrible experience childbirth was. I don't know what purpose this serves. While I do know plenty of women that had a hard delivery they all agree that the pain is quickly forgotten.
• United States
17 Nov 06
Oh, yeah I agree 100%. It's not like the afterpains were that bad, I just contracted a urinary tract infection b/c I did not pee at all while I was in labor. I went in the hospital at like 3 pm and she was born at 10:17 pm. Everything just went by so fast.
• United States
17 Nov 06
my daughter was easy (my first) water borke in the heaving had her at 2am and walked out of the hospital then next night and felt great. My son (2nd birth) was hard. 18 hours of labor and still couldnt get him out, had an emerency c-section and was layed up for 2 weeks. yeck
• United States
17 Nov 06
Awwww, I am already scared to have my 2nd one. I don't know what contractions really feel like, so I am really scared that I will once I have the 2nd child (if it ever happens)
• United States
17 Nov 06
congrats! I was only able to have one child but it was easy.and I heard the horror stories also,but everyone is different.
@tzunami (373)
• Indonesia
17 Nov 06
congradulations!!!!! But I'm still a single man. I hope have son when I married later.