Do you actually feel...

Discussion in 'Labour & Birth' started by Mazzy17, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Mazzy17

    Mazzy17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    4,356
    Likes Received:
    0
    The baby slipping out when you have a vaginal birth? Or are you all spaced out on adrenalin and G & A etc that you dont notice?
     
  2. NaturalMomma

    NaturalMomma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,612
    Likes Received:
    0
    I didn't feel my first as I had an epidural. With my second I had him at home with no medications and I felt him come out. It was incredible. I'm planning another homebirth without medications with this baby.
     
  3. Bats11

    Bats11 Mum to 3 Little Ladies

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh yes you do feel your baby slipping out once you've pushed their head out, its a weird feeling! Like a BIG fish/jelly feeling, sounds crazy I know, but you'll see!!
     
  4. amjon

    amjon Guest

    I felt my daughter come out and reached down to grab her too.
     
  5. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    26,455
    Likes Received:
    0
    Agreed! My 1st was epidural and I did not feel it but 2nd was no medication and yes feels like a jellyfish falling out (doesn't hurt at all once the head is gone)
     
  6. staralfur

    staralfur Love my girlie!

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    8,436
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, it's a great feeling because it means you're finally done. ;)
     
  7. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    17,813
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had an intrathecal, but it was just for 2 hours and wore off just as it was time to push, so I felt him, yes. He came out head and all in one push, so I didn't feel it for long.
     
  8. SarahBear

    SarahBear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    7,925
    Likes Received:
    2
    You feel it and you feel parts (arms, shoulders, et cetera) flopping out. I'm not even sure what the first floppy feeling was... maybe each floppy feeling was each arm? Was one the head? I don't know... anyway, yes, you feel it. Your attention is very much drawn inward and the baby and what's happening down there is part of your experience.
     
  9. nov_mum

    nov_mum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    0
    I didn't mind the pushing part as it felt useful and I could feel baby coming out. It relieved the pain and felt awesome, mainly as it meant the pain was over!
     
  10. Dawnlouise30

    Dawnlouise30 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had an epidural as needed forceps and they thought maybe a c-section, i was gutted that i did not feel him come out (forceps delivery in the end). I almost felt like i cheated labour as i did not feel him come out.
     
  11. Reidfidleir

    Reidfidleir Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    2,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    I definitely felt him come out. The sense of relief after wards is incredible. The pain stops immediately. And to feel that big thing being pulled out of you feels so good. Feels like the weight of the world has been taken from you.
     
  12. CormacksGirl

    CormacksGirl Mum to Adam & #2 on the w

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    4,142
    Likes Received:
    0
    This was exactly like my birth!:thumbup: I really wanted to feel him come out :wacko: but at the end of the day I had a healthy baby So i'm not too upset about it!:flower:
     
  13. Dawnlouise30

    Dawnlouise30 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    0
    :thumbup: yeah i am ok with it now but initially felt less of a mum because i id not feel it. Having healthy outcome was all that really matters :flower:



     
  14. Mazzy17

    Mazzy17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    4,356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks ladies :flower:
     
  15. shinona

    shinona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,170
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was the same with my first birth - foreceps, narrowly avoiding a section. But I had g&a only with my dd and I could feel everything. It was amazing. Hopefully you'll get that experience next time.

     
  16. Bevziibubble

    Bevziibubble Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    116,344
    Likes Received:
    588
    I had an epidural and a ventouse delivery and I still felt the baby coming out. It was a really weird feeling and seemed to last ages even though she was only small. But lovely feeling though :)
     
  17. jenniferttc1

    jenniferttc1 mommy of 1 baking #2

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    11,828
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had an epidural 15 hours before having him so it wore off by pushing mostly, and could walk after i was cleaned up to my recovery room. I felt him come out, the head it was hurts, after that its easy and smooth. It happens so fast and like a PP said, it feels jelly like sliding out. Its pretty incredible.
     
  18. ParisJeTadore

    ParisJeTadore Mum to my beautiful kids!

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,343
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wonderful feeling bc as other pp has stated, you're done! It happens kind of all at once and is fast-kinda slips right out like a fish, haha.
     
  19. tristansmum

    tristansmum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,829
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had failed forceps and a c section after pushing with only gas and air for 2 hours. Felt cheated that I did all the hard work but never got the push him out. Took me a long time to cime to terms with it. Felt a c section wasn't actually giving birth.. although
    Now I'm ok with it and realise I still gave birth. Hoping for a vbac this time so I can experience it all.
     
  20. katieeandbump

    katieeandbump Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,888
    Likes Received:
    0
    Exactly how id explain it ! Its deffinately a crazy feeling! xxx
     

Share This Page