This is a discussion on can you describe what kind of pain are we talking about? within the The Big Day forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; dear all mummies, i'm due to deliver in dec.. just thinking if i need epidural or should i try not ...
dear all mummies,
i'm due to deliver in dec.. just thinking if i need epidural or should i try not using it?
understand that everyone has a different threshold of pain, but could you explain to me what kind of pain are we talking about?
i once heard from someone that if you've experienced bad menstral cramps before, contraction pain may just be a little worse, so you may be able to withstand it without pain relief.. but is this true?
so question is, the labour pain that we all are talking about, is the contraction pain? the pushing pain - cos baby is big and have to come out from the tight hole? the pain from cutting the vaginal for the baby to come out? the stitching pain after labour?
which is the most painful part? cos I can't decide if my threshold is high or not, but if the most painful thing is the contraction, and everything else appears numb already.. i think i can withstand.. :P haha but not sure..
can someone help me with their experience?? thank you so much!
err.. due to baby in sitting position, I have to operate.. so no experience the pain of normal delivery.. but I did took epidural.. i dont know the pain of epidural and the pain of contraction.. but the pain of epidural make me scare to have 2nd child..
when injection wont feel pain but when the medicine start flow into your body, from your back to leg.. wow..... super pain one... till my leg suddenly move itself (nature reaction if you feel pain) but the pain just a while only ...
mayb after few yrs when forgot the pain will try number 2 again, ha.
Actually really depend on individual. For me, i took epidural and it really helps to relieve my pain and nervous. It's better to experience yourself. During my pregnancy, alot of my friends told me about their pregnancy and make me so scare of delivery until i experience myself actually not really so scary as what they describe to me haha.. I actually laugh while giving birth. So dont listen too much and just relax yourself, when time's up just tell your baby be good and come out faster. Wish you a smooth delivery.
Actually it depends.... what i feel when i contraction is... mens cramp X 1000Times... haha... is quite painful... but is only that the pain will come every 5 mins.. after 5 mins... you dont't feel anything.. it comes & goes... the next min after the pain.. i can joke with my hubby... in the end after 6 hours i decided to take epi... because hubby cannot tahan see me in such pain already... but what i feel was the most painful is.. when i can't push my boy out... his head is at my below bone.. & that's is the one killing me... i pushed for 1.5 hours then my boy is out... some people only push 5 times... haha.. that's y we say.. it depends...
actually you can't decided if you can tahan the pain a not... until that day you will know.. because everyone is different...
Yes, everyone's toleration of pain is different, hence we cannot say if it'll be the same for you. For me, it felt like mens cramp much worse as well as backache. In fact til date I'm not sure how I managed to get through it without epidural. But my case was different as I dilated too fast for epidural, or for them to get ready the injection.
I agree that you won't know if you can take the pain till delivery itself cos everybody is different.
Just like some people find the administering of epidural a nightmare for them,it was ok for me, no pain or discomfort except for the normal shivering. No after effects either.
As for the pain during labour, i felt like i was having bad backache with menstrual cramps. had to hold my back the entire journey to the hospital till epidural saved me.
Lucky i was on epi already cos i ended up with emergency c-sect cos baby too big,couldn't push her out with a normal delivery. Only epi then hubby can be in the op theatre. GA cannot.