I was in a car vs. bike accident (I was on a bike and hit and run over by a 25 passenger econo van.) and that hurt worse, mostly because I didn't get the stunning, amazing baby afterwards. So how about you? What hurt more than labor?
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Honestly . . . almost anything hurts me more than a good, natural birth xD We had our daughter all-natural at home last April, and my birth was virtually painless and she was born without me pushing even once. It was worlds different from the horrible and painful birth I had with my son in the hospital.
Sorry to be a downer, ladies, but nothing I've experienced has hurt worse than natural childbirth. Gallstones, a painful neck injury, a pilonidal cyst, a broken leg... nothing came close. That said, I teach natural childbirth classes and am highly passionate about it, so the fact that something so mind-bendingly painful could be so rewarding that I actually want to encourage others to do the same must say something! ;)
Adult tonsillectomy. Two full weeks of severe mouth and throat pain, no eating, painful drinking, itchy scabs in your throat, vomiting (shutter)... eww, it was horrible. WAY worse than my 4.5 hour labor and natural delivery at home.
Pagan mama, married to DH since 10/27/09. Had a wonderful with baby D in 2012!
Gallbladder attacks. When I went into the ER with severe pain and told the nurse that it was worse than childbirth she didn't believe me until I told her I'd given birth 7 days prior sans medicine and received a 3rd degree laceration in the process and none of that compared to the pain of that attack. I'd rather have 10 natural births over 1 gall bladder attack.
nothing was more *powerful* feeling, but as far as unbearable PAIN that i couldnt do anything to alleviate, i'd say shingles, and a severe pinched nerve in my neck during pregnancy. Made my arm feel like it was on fire and there was no position i could get in to make the pain stop. At least with labor, usually movement or laying in a certain position or doing something makes it all bearable. i could do something about the pain. absolutely nothing to be done, position-wise to help nerve pain or shingles (which is a type of nerve pain too). (though, off topic but if anyone gets shingles, B12 helped the pain more than anything else and Lysine stopped the spread of the rash)
Mom to my Biscuit born 7/19/10 and just had my 5/2/13!
I broke my ankle and had it reset without pain medication (because I was pregnant at the time and the doctor didn't want to risk it). It was easily the most painful experience of my life. Unlike labour, it did not come and go in waves--it lasted several minutes--and I didn't have endorphins working for me. The nurse, who was trying to distract me, asked how I was going to get through labour if I couldn't handle that.
My labour itself didn't hurt. It was only the crowning/pushing part (and the stitching afterwards) that was painful.
Now mom to DS1 born January 2010 and DS2 born December 2014!
12/08 (6 weeks), 1/13 (11 weeks), & 12/13 (9.5 weeks)
Labor was pretty bad though. Baby was turning and coming down at the same time. Ouch! But it was still an awesome experience.
I had hand, foot and mouth and had blisters come up all in my nether regions. Then they got infected. Trying to pee left me throwing up or nearly unconscious from pain. Easily a 10. My births were a 9, 8 and 7 respectively on the pain scale.
Single, student mama to 3 boys