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What hurts more than childbirth?

post #1 of 57
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If you've experienced both the pain of childbirth and something that hurt worse, tell us about it!

For me, the pain of a bad gall bladder was worse than childbirth. I can't think of anything else that hurt more.
post #2 of 57

Kidney stone! That totally hurt worse than childbirth for me (I had a super easy labor). But yeah, ugh, that deep internal pain of a kidney stone just sucks.

post #3 of 57

My broken arm hurt worse. Of course I handled labor pretty well. But breaking my ulna and radius was the worst pain I've felt.

post #4 of 57

Cracked tooth.

post #5 of 57

Worse than my 1st birth? Absolutely nothing. I would rather die than experience that again.

 

Worse than my 2nd birth? Again, probably nothing although it was much better than my 1st birth.

 

Worse than my 3rd birth? A kidney stone was worse, gallbladder attacks were worse, broken hand was worse.

post #6 of 57
Honestly, giving birth and then having my baby be really sick and die, and not being able to do anything about it. That hurt worse than giving birth.
post #7 of 57

Oh, hug2.gifcyclamen.

post #8 of 57
So sorry, cyclamen. :-(

For me, my first miscarriage was the worst physical pain I've ever felt in my life. It was the first time I can remember actually begging for pain relief. The second one happened earlier, so it didn't hurt as much (physically).

My kidney stone also hurt worse than childbirth. I had to drive myself to the hospital, and I couldn't go more than 20mph because it hurt so badly.
Edited by michelleepotter - 7/19/13 at 3:42am
post #9 of 57

I got sick with intestinal cramps that felt worse yet similar once.

post #10 of 57
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So sorry, cyclamen. :-(

For me, my first miscarriage was the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. It was the first time I can remember actually begging for pain relief. The second one happened earlier, so it didn't hurt as much (physically).

My kidney stone also hurt worse than childbirth. I had to drive myself to the hospital, and I couldn't go more than 20mph because it hurt so badly.

I also thought that my miscarriage hurt a lot. It hurt a lot like my labor pains with the first, but there just wasn't an emotional resilience to handle the pain with. I was only 8-12 weeks along so did not expect that kind of pain. I remember going to church and just sitting in the pew crying the whole mass because it hurt so much.

post #11 of 57
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Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma View Post

Oh, hug2.gif cyclamen.

Thank you, fruitfulmomma. :-(
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Originally Posted by michelleepotter View Post

So sorry, cyclamen. :-(

For me, my first miscarriage was the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. It was the first time I can remember actually begging for pain relief. The second one happened earlier, so it didn't hurt as much (physically).

My kidney stone also hurt worse than childbirth. I had to drive myself to the hospital, and I couldn't go more than 20mph because it hurt so badly.

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I also thought that my miscarriage hurt a lot. It hurt a lot like my labor pains with the first, but there just wasn't an emotional resilience to handle the pain with. I was only 8-12 weeks along so did not expect that kind of pain. I remember going to church and just sitting in the pew crying the whole mass because it hurt so much.

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This, completely. I think the emotions make such a difference in how we are able to handle pain.

DD2's birth was so incredibly easy and barely hurt until right at the end, ten minutes of transition, half an hour of pushing - compared to DD1's birth, where transition lasted for hours and pushing lasted for hours, and she had a nuchal hand....excruciating - it just didn't hurt much at all. But when she didn't breathe, it was like my heart was being squeezed out of my chest and my arms were burned. I had no idea that it could feel like a physical pain, but it hurt so much that I thought I was probably going to die too.
post #12 of 57
Kidney infection hurt way worse than any of my 3 natural births, even the first with back labor.
post #13 of 57
The anal fissure that came to be after DD's birth is more painful because its chronic and i have to keep reliving it every time i go #2 (gets worse then gets better, over and over). So the collective pain is worse than the 8 hours i was in labor, only 2 of which was active labor.
post #14 of 57
Gal bladder for sure.

my 17 week loss was also more painful.
post #15 of 57
Gallbladder and kidney stones both much worse than any of my three natural births. My births are more like very bad period cramps. And fast.
post #16 of 57
A Charlie horse in my calf during pregnancy. It was unreal!
post #17 of 57

Kidney stones; I've had four. UGH

post #18 of 57
Getting my tonsils out at 26. Way worse. I drank Vicodin like water. With my two natural childbirths I had zero meds and did not even need any Tylenol after either.
post #19 of 57

Getting stitches on the bottom of my foot.

post #20 of 57

Gall bladder for me also. I think part of what made it so bad was not knowing what it was. At least with childbirth (I had two drug-free vaginal births) you know that it will all be over eventually and you'll have something nice to show for it. When my gall bladder got infected I had no idea what was causing this awful pain and I seriously thought I was dying.

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