Very bad menstrual cramps, but not at all unmanageable until I hit transition. I was actually trying to rest between contractions because I didn't think I was anywhere close to giving birth and wanted to conserve my energy, but from the start of transition to birth of baby was only about an hour. It was like a switch was flipped - contraction, not too bad, didn't need to vocalize or anything, then BOOM! transition. And I understood why women ask for drugs. And would have kissed on the mouth anyone who offered me an epidural (though going to the hospital for one never even crossed my mind, if that makes any sense). And within 12 hours I knew I wanted another baby and I wanted to have that baby at home, contractions/transition and all.
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3/27/09 at 11:51am