Weird birth question for mommies…

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

lealorali:  There is immediate relief from the pain. There is some cramping to deliver the placena but then  a wonderful warm soothing feeling as it passes.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I had an epidural, so I can’t really speak for the pain, but the pressure immediately stopped and it was a rush of relief.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

 

lealorali:  I always wonder if the belly immediately deflates. I love that this is a safe place to ask these silly questions!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsA1222:  The belly goes down quite a bit immediately, but stays a lot more swollen than some people expect: there’s still water weight, baby weight, and an enlarged uterus.  A great example of this is if you look at Kate Middleton in those first pics with William and George outside the hospital. It’s particularly pronounced on her since shes such a slim person, but she still looks a few months pregnant. The water weight and the uterus go down in the first few days-weeks, but the baby weight, sigh, takes longer.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For me the acute pain went away instantly, and was just a dull ache while they delivered the placenta and cleaned me up. Of course it didn’t hurt that I suddenly had a baby on my chest to distract me!  As far as the belly, it looked almost normal when I was laying down, but still stuck out a bit when I stood up (like 6 months pregnant).  It went away completely in a couple weeks, but it’s still much looser than before. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

lealorali:  Yeah, pretty much. My labor took a pretty long time and I was in a lot of pain. I ended up getting an epidural towards the end even though I’d been hoping not to, and the relief was amazing at first, but by the time the pushing was well under way, I must have been feeling it all because I cannot imagine that it could get worse, but as soon as DD’s ehad got all the way through, there was immediate relief. I don’t even remember pushing out the placenta or anything. Plus, knowing the baby is out–you are just so overwhelmed by emotions. Nothing else matters.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

can we turn this into a thread where we ask questions about birth that normally pple don’t post about?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I had an epidural, so I didn’t feel any pain, but the pressure from contractions stopped right when I delivered him.

I am pretty thin, and I had a saggy belly for about the first week post partum until it started firming up. It was pretty gross looking (kinda like an old man’s beer belly), but it tightened right up by 2 weeks pp and was very flat and toned by 3 weeks pp. Thank you breastfeeding!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

The very idea of giving birth scares me–mostly bc everyone i’ve ever talked to tells me how painful it is. Is it like a constant never ending pain or does it come in waves?

 

Also, totally serious question, and I don’t mean to offend. What happens to your vagina after? Does everything snap back into shape? I’ve heard horror stories of pple getting all torn up and needing stiches, which also scares the crap out of me.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

MrsPHopefully:  I like that idea too! So I’ll ask a question I was wondering after watching my sister give birth a few years ago.

Does it hurt when they push/massage on your belly post-partum to help the blood come out/not clot?

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

MrsPHopefully:  The pain will be different for everyone. I found it unbearable without an epidural, but there are plenty of people who labor without one. I found the pain of contractions came in waves, but I don’t know how the pain is when the baby is actually coming out of you.

I had a couple of first and second degree tears that needed stitches. I waited the 6 weeks before having sex, and it hurt SO BAD for the first 10 times. I’m 4 months PP, and it still hurts at first sometimes, but it feels normal after a couple of minutes. DH says it feels better after I had DD.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

KatiePi:  Yes! That was SO uncomfortable for me. The cramps from my uterus contracting while I was breastfeeding were also uncomfortable.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Cory_loves_this_girl:  Yikes! That part really scares me for the future, though I’m not sure why. It’s just like, hasn’t the mother been through enough??

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