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Well, right after my post asking if everything was over the contrax started again and got really bad, I've never been in so much pain in my life! I called the OB and they said call 911 and get my butt to the hospital for a D&C. I was at the point I couldn't take it anymore, breaking out into a sweat, trying hard not to vomit, couldn't talk though the contrax much less think, contrax were 1-2 min apart lasting about 30 seconds according to the ambulance lady on the way down. All I know is I was in serious pain and wanted it to stop NOW. Get to the hospital an hour later (only felt like a few minutes I was so involved with the contrax and getting through the pain) and I wasn't there 30 minutes when a monster contrax hits and all this fluid starts coming out (At first I thought I was peeing then realized I wasn't when I couldn't stop it) with tons of huge clots in it and then it was over. Like someone flipped a switch and turned it off. Had a few contrax here afterwards and there but the pain was 90% less and manageable. Now my poor uterus is seriously aching and sitting hurts like hell for some reason and I realized something, epidurals in labor must be a beautiful thing, I don't think I could handle 12+ hours of that hell. But why have to go though that much for a first trimester loss? Anyway, its almost 1am and I just got home from the hospital and I'm exhausted and going to bed.<br><br>
ps: If your baby has been gone awhile grab a clothes pin for your nose and no i'm not joking. The smell of the stuff coming out of me was horrible. Dr didn't see any infection, just said that was the smell from things decaying<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Yep, it was pain that put me in tears. When it started during the first of the 7 hours it was contractions - that's what I told my boss too, that I was having contractions.. because they'd peak and then slow and then start and peak until finally it was 45 minutes of constant pain that was so incredibly intense and of which there was no relief. I could go on but you've been there.. my husband called during the 5th hour and I couldn't speak to him - it was excrutiating to talk.<br><br>
Oh and I m/c at 10 weeks - baby died at 8 weeks. And yes it did smell and still does at times but thankfully no where near as bad as the lochia did for the month after birth.. that was really gross.
 

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Sorry to read of your intensely painful labors.<br><br>
My experience of labor at 16wks was different. (No, I had no pain meds at all)<br>
It felt only like mild menstral cramping for almost 12 hours...no big deal, really. I had been admitted to L&D ward but was free to wander the hospital grounds without restriction, as long as I was up for it.<br><br>
It was the next day, with a shot of something (forget the name) to increase contractions that I felt my first queasiness. I rocked on the bed for a few minutes, then HAD to use the bathroom.<br><br>
I delivered my 16 wk old son myself, in that bathroom, no more than 10 minutes after the shot to speed up labor. Even the nursing staff was a bit stunned at how fast my body had responded. The moment he was out in my hand, there was no more nausea or discomfort.<br><br>
And there was no odor that I recall...he had died at 16 wks...delivery was a week or so after.<br><br>
The lochia, I agree was MUCH WORSE. I was shocked at the size of the clots, and ended up having a D&C one month after delivery due to so much retained tissue. No fun.<br><br>
I imagine that all labors are different - regardless of their caused onset.
 
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