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

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How painful was labor, compared to your expectations/what others told you?

    It was so much worse

    It was a little worse

    It was exactly as anticipated/described

    It was a little less painful

    It was way less painful

    I opted for an epidural off the bat

    I tried to skip the epidural but couldn't

    I didn't get an epidural

  • Post # 91
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    Sugar bee

    Sooooo much worse!

    Post # 92
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    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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