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Labor Horror Stories. MamaOf2Angels TTC since Apr 2013; 32 kids; Virginia 49 posts
20th Apr '13

So, good news me and my partner have decided to start TTC. We will begin looking for sperm donors next week. :D I'm excited but also nervous....



We told our parents about our plan to start TTC and we didn't expect the reaction we got. =/ My stepmom decided to tell me about how awful her pregnancy and labor was. She said she almost passed out from the pain and that was medicated. I'm kind of nervous. I always thought of labor as a beautiful experience and I loved being pregnant (I was pregnant twice before, both resulting in a miscarriage) but now I'm kinda getting anxious.



I don't know. I guess this is kind of a vent. I'm just wondering if maybe my step mom was over reacting?

BlackVelvet 1 child; 1 angel baby; Aurora, Illinois 4359 posts
20th Apr '13

Every labor is different, just like every pregnancy is.



You cant predict one thing from the next.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
20th Apr '13

It's different for everyone. Some people can tolerate pain better than others. I went natural, and I would do it again. I thought it was going to be worse...I don't know why people need to tell pregnant/TTC people the horrific parts of labour :? Why not share the happy stories instead?

Nancy Botwin 2 kids; Pennsylvania 2182 posts
20th Apr '13

Well everyone's labor is different. But it sure is no walk in the park. It's going to hurt. But there are ways to manage the pain. You have plenty of time to research all of your options. Good luck hon.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
20th Apr '13

I didn't think it was a mystery that labor sucks ass. All of my pregnancies/ deliveries were pretty horrific. Some aren't as bad. Just depends how "lucky" you get I guess :lol:

Preggo Bear Claw Due May 3; 64 kids; Firestone Park, CA, United States 660 posts
20th Apr '13

Every labor is different ! Of course pain is involved; but the child you get as an end result would totally be worth it. Good luck and don't be shy with exercising pain management whenever that glorious day does come !

ßlack Rose ♥ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Sharon, OK, United States 5335 posts
20th Apr '13

Its different. My first one was kinda painful in the beginning due to contractions, but it went smoothly after the epidural was put in and I popped her out in 3 pushes. My second one was alot different and kinda scary but still ended nice. The birth of a baby is a beautiful thing. Don't let her story scare you. You never know, yours might be easy like my first was too.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
20th Apr '13

you cant predict what is gonna happen. My pregnancies and labors were completely different than each other. My first son went perfectly i went to the hospital at midnight with contractions 5 mins apart. I got the epidural didnt feel any pain at all and had him at 10:56am he was perfect in every way and healthy as could be. My 2nd i had to be induced my epidural didnt work at all. He came out with the cord wrapped around his neck and his hand he was barerly breathing but he is a completely healthy 7 month old now. You dont know what your pregnancy is gonna be like and you dont know what your labor is gonna be like but the end result is worth it in the end no matter what

MamaOf2Angels TTC since Apr 2013; 32 kids; Virginia 49 posts
20th Apr '13

It's just she went on and on about how she doesn't understand how someone would want a kid because of how awful it was. She said she tore and had to be sewn up. And she had a bunch of tubes and needles in her, and that she couldn't breathe.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MamaOf2Angels:</b>" It's just she went on and on about how she doesn't understand how someone would want a kid because of ... [snip!] ... was. She said she tore and had to be sewn up. And she had a bunch of tubes and needles in her, and that she couldn't breathe. "</blockquote>




:-/ she sounds very selfish... Yes, you can tear and rip and need stitches, over had them all, and am obviously doing it again. That pain is temporary, but the love my daughter gives me is unconditional.



Yeah, you have tubes and needles in you, but child birth isn't the only time that could happen.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting MamaOf2Angels:" It's just she went on and on about how she doesn't understand how someone would want a kid because of ... [snip!] ... was. She said she tore and had to be sewn up. And she had a bunch of tubes and needles in her, and that she couldn't breathe. "

I tore really bad with my first but sounds like she has issues and never wanted a kid to begin with. After everything is done and you hear that baby cry for the first time you dont remeber any of the pain.

MamaOf2Angels TTC since Apr 2013; 32 kids; Virginia 49 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting mom2andrew&carter:" I tore really bad with my first but sounds like she has issues and never wanted a kid to begin with. ... [snip!] ... a kid to begin with. After everything is done and you hear that baby cry for the first time you dont remeber any of the pain."


That's what I'm trying to focus on, lol

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting MamaOf2Angels:" It's just she went on and on about how she doesn't understand how someone would want a kid because of ... [snip!] ... was. She said she tore and had to be sewn up. And she had a bunch of tubes and needles in her, and that she couldn't breathe. "


Not everyone ends up with tubes and needles in them. So don't think that's how your labour is going to be. It's so different for everyone that you can't base what her experience was, on how yours is going to be.