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    My pain from gallstones was so much worse than the pain from contractions. I actually couldn't breathe, during one of my attacks they had to give me oxygen.

    I agree that it's like those Jackass guys, it's just silly.

    I also think people do what they think they can't do, when they have to. That's just life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommytoMR.FACE View Post
    It gets annoying that women and even men makes childbirth the end all be all of pain. Yes, it was painful, but come on... Can we stop discounting feelings of other people that complain about pain or have went through something painful? The whole, "Yeah, try giving birth to a child" is so rude sometimes. And for the record, my appendicitis pain was WORSE than childbirth.
    VERY rude!! I would never say that to anyone.

    And honestly, I would rather do labor again than have a galbladder with gallstones. I STILL say that was far worse than either of my labors, and I did totally natural (not on purpose! lol) with Marcus. I couldn't move or breathe or talk. It was the worse thing I have ever felt!


    ETA: And I'm totally sure Tom could do labor. But I would never want to see him in that kind of pain. I kinda would rather do it for him so he wouldn't have to. Does that make sense??
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    My labors were very easy and at home without meds. But very calm and down to business, the first was 9 hours the second 1 1/2! I never minded the labors it was the pregancies. I think my husband would to totally fine in labor, even if excrusiating and 24hours etc.. But I think the pregnancy itself would have broke him, he is not set well for long term pain/illness/disability.. (hope that doesn't sound bad, hard to get the right word). Longer term difficulties he doesn't handle well, he would have been a complaining mess... trying to do everything he normally does being pregnant.. hehe!
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    My dh would probably last longer than 2 hours, but I'd hear about it for the next 20 years everytime I said something hurt. I try not to compare my pain to anyone else's because I know everyone has a different tolerance for different things. The worst pain for me is and always has been the prick on your finger when you are giving blood. But luckily it only lasts for a second because if it lasted for a long time I'd never donate. I don't think most men can imagine what it's like and I dont' think simulated child birth for a few hours even compares to the real thing especially when you add up all the pregnancy crap that comes before it. I don't think it's beneficial for anyone.

    My kidney donation was far more painful than my second c-section and far less painful than my first one. None of it compares to the eye watering, bite my other finger, have the nurse raise her eyebrow reaction to the teeny tiny hole put in my middle finger by that little jabber thing. Shuddering just thinking about it.
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    My broken wrist was far more painful than labor, so was my dislocated shoulder, so was my dislocated knee. My c-section with Tiven was torture, I woke up from the surgery screaming in pain and didn't get out of pain for a good two weeks. My labor with Weston wasn't painful at all. Long? Yes. Hard work? Yes. Pretty uncomfortable? Yes. But not painful, at least not for the first 2.5 days of it. Between Hypnobabies & a birth tub & my great support system, I was fine. And even when I was very uncomfortable, it wasn't like a broken wrist where it's painful because something was very wrong, it was uncomfortable because my body was doing exactly what it was supposed to do. Well, that is, until it wasn't working right any more, LOL. When I went to the hospital to try some Pitocin and had an epidural that didn't work, now that was painful.

    Those guys remind me of my sister and other terribly naive first-time moms who go into labor with no mental or physical preparation, not understanding how her body will be working, without a good support team or NCB-friendly hospital staff, and with an expectation that it *will* be painful, and then get overwhelmed and scream for an epidural too soon, and then wonder why they end up with a c-section. Plus, last I recall, men still don't have uteri so they were stimulating the wrong muscles. I'm not sure I could handle having my abs stimulated into contractions for two hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    The worst pain for me is and always has been the prick on your finger when you are giving blood.
    When my son was 9 years old and had cancer he had to go in every week to have his blood checked and he HATED getting his finger pricked. He would choose the needle put into his arm to draw blood out over having his finger pricked every time. I sure was glad they gave him a choice.
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    My worst pain - Nail in the foot, puked and almost passed out. Migraine, gallstones, and ruptured ovarian cyst.... heck even my IBS spasms were worse than giving birth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    My worst pain - Nail in the foot, puked and almost passed out. Migraine, gallstones, and ruptured ovarian cyst.... heck even my IBS spasms were worse than giving birth
    I hear you. My IBS cramps are just like labour pains - rectal/colonic cramping just like I had with my 2 back labours. Feels like someone has reached inside and is squeezing your colon as hard as they can. sorry y'all for the TMI.

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    Natural birth was by far not the most painful experiences of my life (I love labor and don't find it terribly painful.....hard work and intense, yes, but not the sensation of pain.)

    My broken nose, having my tonsils removed and my ruptured ectopic pregnancy were all much much more painful than childbirth (I did 5 natural births, 3 at home.)

    Also, our bodies release a whole cocktail of lovely hormones to deal with the intensity of labor and birth.

    I have no doubt my hubby could handle labor and birth-- he's a pretty tough guy with a high pain tolerance.....But I would never subject him to "simulated" birth just for the heck of it. He has Crohn's disease, has pins in his leg from breaking it playing football, and drove himself to and from his vasectomy without much fuss....he's a trooper.
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