Painless Labor Contractions? Shana [+3] 3 kids; Hersey, Michigan 105 posts
19th Dec '09

I was just curious, is it possible to have labor contractions that AREN'T painful? I've read thatthere is a big difference between Braxton Hicks and the "real" thing, and I have alsoread many stories of women having had painless contractions and they were actually in labor (thinking that they were just Hicks contractions that were regular). I just wanted to know if there were any ladies out there who have had painless labor contractions when they were in real labor.


BBBBB 1 child; Ivyland, Pennsylvania 2766 posts
19th Dec '09

I had painless labor contractions for the first 10 hours of labor. But once they started getting intense, they got INTENSE.

Kristabeℓℓe 3 kids; Greer, South Carolina 6308 posts
19th Dec '09
Quoting Adrian's Mommy: 38 Weeks:
*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
19th Dec '09

I had painless labor contractions with my daughter, I was contracting and could see them on the monoritor but didnt feel them, I didnt feel one contraction during the whole labor, and they even gave me pitocin to help me along. It hurt when I had to push though!

rabblerabble 1 child; Texas 1366 posts
19th Dec '09

When I was admitted I was given pitocin and I didn't have any pain for about 7 hours and I was having contractions every minute or so. Eventually I did feel them when I started having ones like less than a minute apart. I was wayyyy ready for a epidural by then because I couldn't stay still through the contractions, I kept moving trying to make my body feel better and when I moved Bradley's heartrate would drop. I definitely needed the epi by then so that I could remain still and keep him doing ok. Eventually had a c-section because his heartrate kept dropping, it turned out his cord was around his neck and face up, they said I probably couldn't have managed to get him out otherwise. I felt absolutely nothing during the surgery!

*Lindsey*Izacc*&Hailey* 18 kids; Little Rock, Arkansas 3921 posts
19th Dec '09

I didnt know I was in labor until my water broke and then i thought i was peeing on myself because i couldnt quit laughing and it was not a full blown gush it came out a little at a time. I was in absolutly no pain, I only went to the hospital that night because the nurse said they just wanted to make sure it wasnt my water. I got to the hospital in NO pain and was dilated to an 8. I was 36 weeks. I definalty say it can happen because it happened to me. my labor was a total of 5 hours from the time my water broke until the time he was born.

NanaJen Japan 1 posts
19th Feb '13

I have had three children. The first one I was induced and needed no pain meds, second and third were totally painless, didn't even know I was in labor cuz my contractions felt like Braxton Hicks. Had one 38 minutes after I finally went to the hospital and the next in 31. I only feel the delivery. When I mentioned this to my currently pregnant daughters midwife she practically called me a liar to my face, saying I must have a high tolerance for pain. I was mad. Wish I knew what this phenomenon was called so I could tell her and shut her up. I know it has a name, but like most medical terms, it's long and hard to pronounce. But I have it!

AmandaHolmmes Due September 2; Japan 1 posts
14th Apr '13

I was thinking fora while what I wanted to use for pain relief while going into contractions

I decided that I prefer painless labour with out the epidural.
I decided to do it the natural way! am I crazy? maybe but I don't like needles!!!!