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post #141 of 209
Severe migraines, kidney infection, and an infected wisdom tooth all, (to me), hurt more than childbirth. That being said, childbirth is hard to compare anything to....it's in a category of its own.
post #142 of 209
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Originally Posted by the_lissa View Post

I understand that letting go of preconceptions can help, but to say if one just doesn't think of it as pain, does hypnobirthing, etc, then it will be jous rushes is dismissive and disingenuous.
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post #143 of 209
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Originally Posted by the_lissa View Post
I understand that letting go of preconceptions can help, but to say if one just doesn't think of it as pain, does hypnobirthing, etc, then it will be joyous rushes is dismissive and disingenuous.
: I came in here to say that my broken leg hurt more than any of my labors (It did. There was no point to the pain and it was sheer and nonstop with no time to catch my breath like labor has.) but wanted to agree with this. I think telling women that birth is only painful if they do something wrong is not only dismissive and disingenous but also disempowering (is that a word?). If women go into birth thinking "if only I do this and this then birth will not be painful, rather it will only be intense and filled with joy" then were is their ability to deal when it is also painful? How likely is it that when it does hurt ( a lot!) they will think that there is something wrong, that they are not as strong as other women, that they need drugs to get through this.

In my opinion it is more empowering to prepare women to face the pain, the intensity, and the joy; to teach them to recognize that their body is strong and amazing and can get through labor pains and intensity than to deny the existence of pain and leave them floundering in the end.
post #144 of 209
Yeah, I have been told time and again on here that my birth was painful because I was not enlightened enough, didn't have the right attitude, thought about it wrong...

It's... disrespectful and patronizing, to say the least.
post #145 of 209
I honestly don't know if anything is more painful than childbirth. I think pretty much any severe pain is the most painful thing you've ever experienced at the moment it hurts.
post #146 of 209
having an ingrown toenail removed
post #147 of 209
I know, in my mind, that my labors must have hurt. They must have. Pictures of my labor and birth show my face contorted, sweaty, red. But I can't remember the pain. I can remember the wonder and awe I felt, being a part of something so much bigger than myself, bringing life into the world. I can remember feeling my almost-born daughter's head slip into the palm of my hand and the world standing still at that moment. I remember seeing her face for the first time. But I couldn't tell you how much it hurt, or even if it did because I can't remember it.
I need to have another baby. Like right. Now.
post #148 of 209
Gallbladder pain! UGH I was 4 weeks away from my due date with DS. I KNEW I was not in labor but I was in so much pain I could not convey that to my husband. I thought I was going to die. I was worried if I couldn't handle whatever that was (learned years later it was gall bladder related) how could I handle childbirth. So I went into labor expecting it to get worse and it never got to that level.

I had the attacks for a few months after he was born and I told DH that it was worse then labor. I had the attacks again with DD#1 starting 4 weeks before her EDD. That is when I was told it sounded like my gall bladder. I had that sucker removed when she was 7 weeks old!

Headache after a spinal tap. OMG I couldn't move for 4 days. Then I still had this pain afterward for a few more days. That was one of my reasons to never get an epidural they talked about the risk of a spinal headache and I thought huh trade pain in labor for pain after labor when I have a baby to care for?

Nursing through thrush now that is horrid as well but I think about on par with childbirth. Ouch that hurts just thinking about it.

Jennifer
post #149 of 209
Gallstones
Ovarian surgery
A ruptured ovarian cyst
Fracturing my collarbone
Fracturing my tailbone
post #150 of 209
The 3 week spinal headache I had after a spinal tap a few years back. It went on forever and I could not get up AT. ALL. Give me the short pain of labor instead.
post #151 of 209
Just finished passing a kidney stone on Friday and that had nothing on my labor pains.
post #152 of 209
bikini wax.
post #153 of 209
my husband and I were talking about this the other day. I think having a finger cut off would hurt more than labor, he disagrees but neither one of us want to test the theory.
post #154 of 209
Falling or whacking your shin bone...or definatly smashing a finger!
post #155 of 209
a severely scratched cornea. at least with childbirth you know the pain will end in the immediate future. with scratched corneas, the agony can last even months after "healing".
post #156 of 209
I agree my miscarriage hurt more then birth.....
post #157 of 209
Being pregnant forever...
post #158 of 209
A really bad hangover
post #159 of 209
Any kind of pain that doesn't not have a rewarding joy filled purpose in the end hurts more. I rather give birth then have a tooth pulled or cavity filled any day.

Yeah, it hurts, like nothing else, but there is no other pain that is rewarding or empowering like childbirth and that makes the pain not so bad.
post #160 of 209
mastitis/infected ducts (I just had a HORRIBLE bout of it) :

whacking your finger with a hammer when chopping wood and bruising under the skin

unexpectedly dislocating your knee, only to have it "pop" right back in
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