Hi there I have been completely unpanicked about birth for the last 8m I have been excited for the day I meet my daughter now I'm starting to panic that I won't be able to handle the pain I have severe spd and the baby is big on the scans. In the last 5 years I have suffered with the following conditions and I want you all to help me put some perspective on the level of pain in childbirth compared to these, if anyone has suffered with them? I have had ibs now for 8 years since having campylobactor poisoning in the last 3 years it has really become awful if I eat anything bad I spend hours on the loo, I work in a call centre too and it's caused me tons of stress as I get the cramps and I know I have to get straight to the loo. Not always possible on a call! The pain is not good and it makes you sweat 4 years ago I started having gallstones I had three of them and would have excrutiating attacks the worst one was when I had septicemia of my billiary duct, I did not know what had hit me I thougt I was either dying or in labour I spent 6 days in hospital on antibiotics before they could remove the gb and part of the duct, the lady next to me was the same and had 4 kids and she said she Would gladly give birth 4 times in one day than have an attack Finally 5 years ago I was hit on the knee by a motorbike after a year of pain and waiting for an MRI they reccomended I take up sport to strengthen it, I used to trampoline for Wales so I asked if that was ok they said yes, I went for one trampolining session and loved it but at the end I did a front sommersault and dislocated my kneecap to the side of my leg the ambulance crew had to give me gas and air to get me off the trampoline on a crash mat and more in hospital to pop it back in the joint I then had a full leg cast to recover as my entire leg went purple I have since had surgery on it, Has anyone else suffered with dislocation ibs or gb issues and can help me put the pain I will have in perspective?