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Has this ever happened to anyone else? I felt them only in my cervix until I got the urge to push. It was really really painful! I've always felt them all over my uterus before, like I could feel the muscles working. This was a much shorter labor compared with the first 2.

 

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YES! Mine were like that this time (yesterday wink1.gif) They were horrible. Completely different feeling than contractions during my first labor.
I think it was because she was in a weird position (she came out with an elbow up.)

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Mine were like this with my first baby (I think) and I thought it was wonderful! For a long time it felt just like my cervix was stretching like a rubber band.  When I got to 5 cm it did hurt a little but as long as I kept moving, it wasn't so bad (the nurse kept calmly suggesting that I "walk instead of run" as I ran laps around my hospital room).  Later in labor I found the toilet and it felt great! I told dh I was going to have the baby on the toilet and I would have had they not forced me to move.  I birthed squatting because I was unable to get "comfortable" on the bed.

 

The second one, I had some back labor and I much prefer the cervical contractions and in fact was hoping for that this time until I read how painful they were....

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so how long would you say your labors were (not counting second stage)?

 


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I'd had a few very light contractions starting two days before for an hour or two at a time as close as 10 mins. apart but they were barely noticable.  I count labor as starting when my water broke at 10pm and I think I started pushing at 5am the next morning (she was born at 5:33am).

 

The contractions got somewhat painful at around 1am if that helps.  So 4 hours of actual pain before pushing.

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From the time the contractions became painful, mine was about 22 hours.

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Mine are always like this.  I was told a few times i wasn't in labour with #1 due to the pain only being at the cervix, i've never felt fundal sensations at all.

 

My labours were 1hr24 + 5mins pushing with DD1 and

55mins + 6mins pushing with DD2.

 

I have prodromal labour for a number of hours before then, but i can still sleep, eat and talk during it, so it's not real labour to me.

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holy cow Bec! That must be intense!

 

So Changing blew my theory of the extreme pain being related the speed of labor...


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I wish. greensad.gif I had prodromal labor for about 4 days before contractions got painful as well.

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I had something similar this time.   The contrx were focused low (maybe cervix).  It was much more painful then my first birth when i felt it more all over.  My first was shorter actually and still very intense and fast.   I think this 2nd one was worse because of his size and perhaps slightly positioned wrong.  


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