Originally Posted by BeanBean06
I agree! Everyone kept saying "ohh well just wait for labor" and I've never labored but I imagine labor to be easier cuz its just happening, and coming and going... This was someone DOING this TO ME and I was stuck flat on my back and it was constant for 45 minutes... Up until yesterday when they put it in was the most pain I'd ever expirenced! Now it's when they took it out lol hopefully nothing is ever that painful again...
Agreed. It's so different when pain is serving a real purpose and most likely has a definitive, happy ending, like during labor. Even if the pain is technically worse, it's so much more tolerable when it's coming in waves and you have even 20 seconds inbetween to recoup. Labor with ds1 was so intolerable even though I had an epidural, and I think it's because the pitocin created a 6-hour long contraction essentially, with not a single second of let-up. With my natural birth with ds2, I used those brief moments between contractions to just go completely limp which refreshed my brain and conserved energy (did my own form of hypnobirthing). Yeah, maybe as he was crowning it was the worst pain in my life, but I really don't think of it that way; in retrospect it just really doesn't matter. I think the hypnosis created a warm, fuzzy memory for me and I didn't see it as a day of agony like my first birth.