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What is the ring of fire? Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
6th Mar '13

So this may make me sound completely uninformed, but when it comes to vaginally delivery I am.



I've heard ladies mention a ring of fire. In assuming that it would occur when you're crowning? How long does it last? Is there anything you can do so it doesn't hurt so much?

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16107 posts
6th Mar '13

Crowning, yes.



I pushed so fast I didn't feel it.

Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
6th Mar '13

It's when the baby's crowning, although when I hear the term, I immediately think of this rather than crowning:



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anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
6th Mar '13

I did not feel this. I felt a lot of pressure, like I was (TMI!) making a HUGE, hard bowel movement, and then a release (head out).

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
6th Mar '13

I had a 10lb baby (no pain meds) and never felt it. I was too busy pushing to notice or care. Maybe because my doc did perineal massage during labor?

~Ba.zin.ga~33 weeks~ Due December 4 (girl); 1 child; Under your bed, OO, United States 4085 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" So this may make me sound completely uninformed, but when it comes to vaginally delivery I am. I've ... [snip!] ... that it would occur when you're crowning? How long does it last? Is there anything you can do so it doesn't hurt so much?"


That was the worst part (pain wise) for me. It's when the baby's head is crowning, like the other ladies said.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
6th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting GrumpsMama.:</b>" Crowning, yes. I pushed so fast I didn't feel it."</blockquote>




Did it make your tear pushing fast?

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
6th Mar '13

I didn't feel anything other than some pressure, but I also had an epidural.

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
6th Mar '13

I've had a 9lb and an 8.4 with no meds. Felt the ring of fire both times, burned like hell! lol

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
6th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting anonymom + 1.5:</b>" I did not feel this. I felt a lot of pressure, like I was (TMI!) making a HUGE, hard bowel movement, and then a release (head out)."</blockquote>



That doesn't sound to bad.. I am so nervous I've decided to attempt a vbac

.:Mini.Me:. 1 child; Arizona 406 posts
6th Mar '13

It's almost been 2 years since I gave birth and this post reminds me of how traumatized I still am! I was only in labor for 6 hours and pushed for barely 30 minutes, but that was enough for me.. lol

Sweetheart...* Due July 30 (girl); 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
6th Mar '13

It's a burning sensation. I literally felt it for idk 5 seconds? and then she was out lol and it completely went away. It didn't even hurt that bad... well to me it didn't. I also tore and didn't feel that either.. sooo... idk lol when youre in the moment all you care about is getting the child out!

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
7th Mar '13

3 natural vaginal deliveries and I never felt it!
I mean, yea that shit hurts lol but I just wanted to push, I had no burning. But all my babes were born in 1 contraction so maybe there was no time to feel the burning sensation lol

Tiffanii :) 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 334 posts
7th Mar '13

the ring of fire is the only thing i remember about delivering my son pain wise. It is just like a super intense burning sensation. I did tear, and i dont know thats what made it worse, but thats what im looking forward to the least this time around.