(Closed) Was labor more or less painful than you expected? (poll)

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How painful was labor, compared to your expectations/what others told you?
    It was so much worse : (75 votes)
    28 %
    It was a little worse : (24 votes)
    9 %
    It was exactly as anticipated/described : (16 votes)
    6 %
    It was a little less painful : (21 votes)
    8 %
    It was way less painful : (29 votes)
    11 %
    I opted for an epidural off the bat : (31 votes)
    12 %
    I tried to skip the epidural but couldn't : (39 votes)
    15 %
    I didn't get an epidural : (33 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 91
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee

    Sooooo much worse!

    Post # 92
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    You ladies are badass, like seriously! 

    I haven’t had children yet (and I am not planning on it for a few years). The idea of being pregnant and having a baby is all swell and lovely, but as soon as I even think about having to actually give birth, I’m all “NOPE!”

    Earlier this year I was dealing with a kidney stone for 6 months (I probably had around 5 severe pain attacks which lasted anywhere from 4 to 12 hours), and even that was enough to drop me. It was exhausting, I was vomitting because the pain was so bad, I can’t imagine what labour and having a baby is like. 

    Seriously, props to everyone who has had a baby with/without meds, vaginal/C-Section.

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