Hahaha, even as I was pushing, I was telling OH not to look since I hadn't shaved too recently. I don't mind now that he looked.
I made it to 9 cm dilated without my epidural (not by choice). Seeing as I could to that, I realized that its not as horrible as I'd expected. Not going to lie, it reallllly hurt, but all the pain is just a memory now, and it's all worth it the second you see that baby being held up and put on your chest.
And honestly, labor really was the best part of pregnancy. I miss feeling LO in my belly, but the second I was able to feel him in my arms, everything was more perfect than I'd ever imagined.
As for what contractions feel like - To me, it was a warm pain (if that makes sense) moving from my lower back toward my belly button. When they started, I wouldn't have known besides being a little uncomfortable, and having poked at my belly. But that pain comes. I was so worried I wouldn't know, but I did.
I didn't think it was as bad as everyone makes it seem either ! And I honestly don't even remember the pain now.
Also, don't be worried about people seeing your goodies... you won't even care.
hahaha agreed the whole time i was pregnant i told my mum "Dont look!" as soon as i was pushing i was like GET DOWN THERE AND TELL ME IF SHES COMING .
Lol that was me 1000 times over when I first started pushing I looked at my mom and OH and was like 'is she almost out?' my mom went 'we can see her hair' I started bawling 'why didn't you lie to me?' hahaha. Honestly though it hurts but not like I thought it would and once she was out it didn't even matter.
i had an amazinggg labour.. my contractions were all on my back but it felt like bad back pain nothing out of this world. as soon as i had her i said why does everyone say this is the most painful thing ever ha.
I'm not scared about labour I'm more scared of after labour - being a mummy
Just one thing though, how would you describe what real contractions feel like? Cos I know my BH but they keep getting stronger and stronger and I'm wondering if I'll know the difference x
You will deffinately know !!
I was in a gas station when i got my first ever contraction and i just dropped to the floor, sat there for like 2 minutes. Then I was just like wheew I think that was a contraction and OH was freaking out
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