Catherine, mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08, and Toddler Boy 3/11
I made moaning noises 6 cm + I even tried swearing once to see if it eased some tension... Nope didn't work. So for the most part i kept quiet after that.
I remember saying, "Ican't do this. ican't do this." while in transition. thats about it.
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Most of my labor was fine -- a breeze. Transition was more difficult -- I reallyreally had to focus, and entered lalalalaland.
Then the urge to push came, and I couldn't believe the primal noises I made. It was surreal. I sounded like a cow, and initially didn't realize the sounds were coming out of my mouth.
I felt so ashamed of how loud I was so this thread makes me feel better about it. I thought for sure I would have an easier time coping with the pain with my second but his birth was much harder for me.
During transition I started saying "OHHHHHHHHH!" and it just felt better. It wan't a scream, just felt nice to do. During pushing I screamed from effort, but I was at a hospital so they told me to stop. During the ring of fire I screamed that it burns and I wasn't going to push anymore. And I didn't, my body did.
Fortunately, my midwife kept reminding me to put my chin down and use lower tones so I don't hurt my throat. I did opera for a few minutes there and I don't care how much of the hospital heard it--baby was quite stuck but 3.5 hours of pushing, unmedicated, & knowing that I'd be wheeled in for a c-section very soon if baby stayed stuck...so I was quite LOUD. And happy. It didn't "hurt" like I expected actually.
What hurt was afterwards due to stitches etc. but not the actual birth. It was intense, and the intensity made me yell and feel better. I guess it wasn't "screaming" just being very, very loud. But it's the same thing in martial arts, you send your energy to your centre with vocalisation, and that's just what I did (loudly ).
Luckily, I push really efficiently, so this part is over in 5 or 10 minutes (probably just jinxed my next birth )
FAst intense labor, active for a few hours, transition in less that one, pushed for a few minutes.
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With Colin, I made a few low moans during the four hours I was stuck in transition. Then I got an epi, and pushed him out in less than four minutes. After the first push, I said, "Damn - I could do this all day!" But I didn't have to! He came right on out - no tears or anything.
Married 6/16/01 ~ WOHM to DS1 4/29/06 and DS2 2/13/08 ~ ALMOST an RVT ~
wife to wonderful mama of three-DS1 born December 30, 2005 and DS2 born September 27, 2008 and one lovely little girl born September 7, 2011