(Closed) Severity of YOUR labor pain vs. your pain tolerance and labor positions

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What was your experience of labor pain based on your pain tolerance and ability to change position?

    SEVERE/INTOLERABLE, I could NOT change positions, and I have a LOW pain tolerance

    SEVERE/INTOLERABLE, I could NOT change positions, and I have a HIGH pain tolerance

    SEVERE/INTOLERABLE, I COULD change positions, and I have a LOW pain tolerance

    SEVERE/INTOLERABLE, I COULD change positions, and I have a HIGH pain tolerance

    MANAGEABLE [PAINFUL BUT TOLERABLE], I could NOT change positions, and I have a LOW pain tolerance

    MANAGEABLE [PAINFUL BUT TOLERABLE], I could NOT change positions, and I have a HIGH pain tolerance

    MANAGEABLE [PAINFUL BUT TOLERABLE], I COULD change positions, and I have a LOW pain tolerance

    MANAGEABLE [PAINFUL BUT TOLERABLE], I COULD change positions, and I have a HIGH pain tolerance

    Other (please explain below)

  • Post # 17
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I just voted wrong, but meant to select manageable, I could change positions, and I have a high pain tolerance.  I had back labor (unmedicated) and being able to move around was critical.

    Post # 18
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    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    @Kimberley25:  that is my worst fear! I literally don’t know if I could do it without one. I have zero pain tolerance.

    Post # 19
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    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Well, take heart that EVERY labor is different–even the Bee who mentioned her two pregnancies had two very different labors.  That said, I wish I’d had an “easy” (I use this term quite loosely, lol) labor the first time around, that way I would have probably gone on to have one more child.  Also, despite everything, I’d do it all over again to have my daughter.  Smile

    Post # 20
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    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was planning a home birth so i labored at home of course for about 24 hours. The pain was intense but not constant. I managed my pain several ways changing positions was a big help the biggest help was being able to get in a hot shower we put the birth ball in the shower and I sat on it under the hot water fantastic! Still painful though.  Now ultimately I ended up with an emergency c section bc my water had been broken for 30 hours at the time and I started running a fever. I’ll say if I cOuld’ve safely continued with labor to trade the pain and recovery I’m enduring now I’d do it in a heartbeat. It hasn’t been a week yet so this is a fresh story. =]

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