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Old Jun 11th, 2017, 04:09 AM   61
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I definitely didn't think it was the worst bit... definitely not. Yeah it was bad, it feels like you're splitting in half, it does burn... I yelled out "its STINGING!!!!" with my second �� But it doesn't last long at all and it's the last bit before you get your baby! I definitely think transition is worse than the ring of fire
Agree with this. Transition was the worst part for me too!

It felt weird plus I had midwives stretching the area with their fingers then I ended up with a huge injection to the area to get an episiotomy :/



 
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Old Jun 13th, 2017, 11:30 AM   62
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I honestly didn't even feel it! I was kind of waiting for it, but it never came. I think the whole area must have gone numb or something because I had a pretty bad 2nd degree tear and I didn't feel a thing. I pooped all over the place, though. I knew I had to actually poop early on and it wasn't baby pressure I was feeling! But they wouldn't let me go to the bathroom anyway.

And I'd have to agree, transition was the hardest part! I had an overwhelming urge to push well before I was fully dilated (I believe it started around 7 cm!), and my body actually started to push on its own and I had to stop it. That was pure torture! Thankfully the last 3 cm went fairly quickly compared to the 4-5 cm stage, which seemed to last forever.

Nothing can describe the sense relief and joy the moment baby is born. It was so surreal for me, and so beautiful.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 13:24 PM   63
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Nothing can describe the sense relief and joy the moment baby is born. It was so surreal for me, and so beautiful.
I second that... the immense feeling of relief was probably the most intense feeling I've ever had.... no drug could ever recreate that... its one big reason Im planning another drug free birth, just to chase that high again.

Ring of fire is bad but honestly you are so saturated with natural chemicals from your brain that its not like you are exactly experiencing it sober. You enter Labor Land around 6-7cm and your body&brain really kick in with the hormones and biochemicals and endorphins so its a very unique state of mind you'll be in.

Good luck, you can do it... women all over the world do it, have been doing it and will continue to do so... you gots this! 😃



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 06:12 AM   64
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Swampmaiden is right, you really do enter Labor Land! I didn't think about what other women usually act like during labor, I just did what came naturally. Apparently what came naturally to me was to breathe deeply and focus on each contraction. I was apparently so quiet and calm everyone talked about it for at least a month! I was induced, so my experience was probably different from a lot of women that go into labor naturally, but you can do it, too!



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 06:33 AM   65
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And I'd have to agree, transition was the hardest part! I had an overwhelming urge to push well before I was fully dilated (I believe it started around 7 cm!), and my body actually started to push on its own and I had to stop it. That was pure torture! Thankfully the last 3 cm went fairly quickly compared to the 4-5 cm stage, which seemed to last forever.
I have to agree with this though I didn't find transition overly painful. Uncomfortable but not unmanageable. My midwife spent half an hour trying to get me NOT to push and had to give me Gas just to take the urge off. It's not something you can control which is the frustrating part. Your body wants to push and you can feel it happening no matter how hard you try not too. The Gas was good. It gave me enough of a distraction that she was able to put some pressure on my cervix to dilate that last little bit so I could push.



 
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Yeah, transition wasn't much more painful, it was just the torture of trying to convince my body to stop pushing! You're right, it's like something completely out of your control, but you have to control it. Practice your kegels, they will help! I'm sad to say I didn't do mine religiously and I wish I had.



 
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