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post #141 of 156
Well, I haven't had any labor yet but I am fearlessly predicting that my untreated UTI that turned into severe kidney infection resulting in my waiting 14 hours in the ER before anyone noticed how sick I was (because at that point, I'd vomited all I could, and was too dehydrated having not drunk with a kidney infection for all those hours, and having too high a fever to think), was much worse than labor will be.
post #142 of 156
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Originally Posted by PikkuMyy
Well, I haven't had any labor yet but I am fearlessly predicting that my untreated UTI that turned into severe kidney infection resulting in my waiting 14 hours in the ER before anyone noticed how sick I was (because at that point, I'd vomited all I could, and was too dehydrated having not drunk with a kidney infection for all those hours, and having too high a fever to think), was much worse than labor will be.
It sounds a lot worse to me!
post #143 of 156
hmm kidney pain is nasty as you never really know how long you are going to want to beg for mercy! labour has an end, its kinda predictable ( you know you are pregnant when kidney stones/infections declare war on you....oh wow.

and the only real nice outcome to kidneystones is passing them...and having that smarmy nurse tell you once you are prone to them it can happen anytime... here have a tylenol... and for women well our sphincter/urethra is well kinder to pass stones than well for me

Labour really is a different quality of "pain" though its kinda out of bodyish..
it takes over your body and you are just along for the ride.

But I honestly vote for a week long vacation with my inlaws...that would be so much more painful
post #144 of 156
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Originally Posted by Shiloh
But I honestly vote for a week long vacation with my inlaws...that would be so much more painful


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post #145 of 156
I love the inlaw response

My personal pain experiences can be rated:
Worst: Migraines
Then: Collapsed Lungs
Back labor
Back pain (bad back)
#1's mostly natural birth (my other 2 had epidurals)

This one will be natural, but I have some time to go yet. Provided I don't have back labor, I can't see it hurting all that bad!
post #146 of 156
A broken heart
post #147 of 156
Do I suck if I say "Absolutely nothing"?

But...infected tooth came pretty close. To me, it isn't really terrible pain unless you literally cannot sleep through it for more than a couple of minutes, even when totally exhausted. That was labor for me, and the infected tooth was like that too.

I had a sinus infection about a year ago that was so bad I was throwing up, dizzy and begging for a "head epidural." That was pretty bad, too.

I had my wisdom teeth out with only Novocaine, and I've had complex oral surgery and a root canal, also with only Novocaine. Enh. Broken bone: enh. Burns, though. Burns hurt me a lot. I can definitely imagine a burn hurting worse than childbirth.

I keep hearing about the afterpain thing. I barely even remember them--the only impression they made was, "Hmm...so this is what it's like to feel a contraction in my uterus!" (I had back labor.). I've heard they're much worse with second and subsequent children, though. True?
post #148 of 156
The afterpains with my son were much worse than with my daughter, but they had me hooked up to pitocin when I woke up for some reason. They wouldn't tell me why. The pitocon made the afterpains worse than labour, it was insane. I was pretty desperate to claw it out.
post #149 of 156
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I've heard they're much worse with second and subsequent children, though. True?
my opinon? TRUE- oh so very very true. I thought I was having another baby!
post #150 of 156
Can I weigh in even though I'm not pg??? :

1. Migraines
2. Induced Labor (I would take my natural labor with DS anyday over my DD's induction)
3. Definitely time with my MIL would have ranked up there a few times!

I have to say that there is some predictability to labor and knowing you get the most awesome pain reliever ever ~ the baby!
post #151 of 156
A tonsilectomy at 19 - a week of pure heck

But hands down for me is anything KIDNEY related. I can't pass a stone, my body just can't do it. Infections, stones, procedures they're all 1000000 times worse than childbirth. The worst? Last May I knew I had several stones, a fever of 104 and they told me to wait in the ER. I was so weak I layed on the floor and just shook from the fever. Several other people waiting told off the intake nurse and I got in and was admitted for 10 days. 5 stones and 3 surgeries later I went home. NOTHING will ever be worse than those 10 days. NOTHING. I had 4 days I was delerious in my bed begging for morphine. That's all I remember.
post #152 of 156
I was reading a medical journal a few years ago and they monitored the brainwaves and pain indicators in people in a variety of situations. Apparently the only two things which consistently rated more painful than labour were amputation and nerve damage.

Having said that, my afterpains with baby #2 were much worse than the labour. Nothing has ever come close to the pain I had during baby #1's labour, though. My mother was with me for both births and she's only seen one person (dying, but subsequent amazing recovery) in more pain than I was for my first labour. I saw that person too (but not at their worst) and it was definitely worse.
post #153 of 156
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I've heard they're much worse with second and subsequent children, though. True?
For a few months after the birth of our 2nd *this* was the very reason I told DH to get a vasectomy (he didn't, though). The thought of afterpains was too frightening!
post #154 of 156
Didn't read through all of these yet, but here's mine:

Headache from spinal menengitis - ouch! And it lasts for 2 weeks!

Anything dental.

Spraining ligaments in your knee & chipping bones.

Mastitis
post #155 of 156
I can think of many everyday things that hurt worse than labour, but for me labour was relatively painless (drug-free and completely natural). I think it's all in how you manage your "pain".
Honestly, what hurt most in relation to birthing my dc was the two weeks afterwards of stinging pain everytime I peed all over my teeny tear.
post #156 of 156
Since Christmas I think I have experienced food poisoning twice... I thought I wanted to die each time... it hurt so bad. My brother said not to focus on it, and I remembered that idea from child birth... I said if it isn't child birth I shouldn't have to use that technique... At anyrate, being sick like that hurt my entire insides way worse than giving birth.
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