Can someone please explain to me about labor? I'm a bit scared, even though I'm not yet pregnant, and I know that it varies from person to person, but can you tell me as much as you're comfortable with about your birth? Thanks.
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replied December 22nd, 2008
And also about pushing. Thanks again.
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replied December 22nd, 2008
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i was in labour for 4 days, although it got worse in the last two (established labour). my waters broke really late, like 3 hrs before i had my son, and my midwife didnt believe me they had broken because there was so little fluid. The contractions felt like a giant vice squeezing my gutt, and the further on i got the worse it got. I went to the hospital and the gas just made me feel drunk, my midwife ended up ordering me an epidural because i was so tired, it was really painful because of where they do it. After that kicked in, it was pretty cruisey till i started pushing (it felt like i needed to take a giant dump) and as he was coming out, it felt like i was being burned with a lighter. It took 40 mins to push him out and then another 40 mins for the placenta. I had some light grazing. After i had him, i went into shock and dont really remember much more.
Now, 6 months later, i dont remember how much it hurt i just know it did, which is just as well because i am pregnant again.
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replied December 23rd, 2008
Thanks! 4 days?! Wow.

Congrats on the pregnancy, I wish you luck.
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