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View Poll Results: Would you rather transition or push?
I'd rather go through transition again! 37 20.79%
Give me the pushing! 136 76.40%
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#61 of 64 Old 02-14-2008, 08:54 PM
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Pushing felt FANTASTIC. I loved it! No pain, couldn't feel contractions...and crowning, well, that felt great as well. It was a very pleasurable change of pace...

Transition was miserable for me. The pressure was unreal, waves of nausea, endless plateaus of pain. The pressure was really the worst and then my body started pushing on its own with the loooooooooooong contractions and the feeling - the shockwave - of a huge push going through my body unanticipated, well, that was very difficult. I felt so out of control and thought I was talking out loud when in reality I was completely silent. I nearly died with happiness when the midwife said my lip was gone and to push along with the urges.
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Transition. At least it's short. I pushed for 2.5 hours and was so frustrated watching DD's head show and then go back in as soon as I stopped pushing. I started crying, and my midwife stopped my pushing to talk to me about why I was frustrated and what was happening to my body. I'd take the pain of transition - at least you know something is happening!

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Transition made me want to run away, pushing made me want to embrace!
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Originally Posted by AngelaB View Post
Transition made me want to run away, pushing made me want to embrace!

This is funny because during transition I actually thought about getting up and running because of the contractions. Afterwards I was reminded of a time I was watching my dog give birth, she was in the living room and one pup fell out, then she whimpered and started running. Now I know why, I've also seen cats do it as well.

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