Originally Posted by glendora
I'm such a wimp that it hurt to read this thread. GAH!
I'd say, yes, labor was the most painful thing I have ever experienced. I haven't broken any bones, but I have slammed my finger in a car door, and been stitched up "down there" after tearing slightly with a birth with no local anesthetic (nothing like feeling the metal hook going in and out of your girl parts right after giving birth while trying to hold your newborn and trying not to squeeze her too hard from the blinding pain of being stitched), and I've had killer
My labors START out like killer menstrual cramps and progressively get more and more painful (even through relaxation and having an amazing support system and being at home).
I think some women must have easier births than others (obviously) because I am in awe that some describe theirs as not painful.
That said, I'd give birth over and over again, just for the sheer magicalness (like that word?
) of it and the sweet newborn baby at the end.