I prefer to remind my oldest baby that it took a superb 36 hours of labor to start him. I determine if sometime all my children are preventing over who has to maintain me in my previous age, this truth places him over the sting. It’s my retirement insurance coverage.
Not all of these 36 hours have been exhausting labor, however all of these 36 hours concerned contractions. I seen each single certainly one of them and none of them felt good.
I’ve associates whose children got here rapidly. I even have an acquaintance who had one within the automobile on the facet of the street as a result of they couldn’t make it to the hospital. I’ve one other pal whose physician joked that if she had any extra children, she ought to lease a room on the hospital beforehand to verify she bought there in time.
Prior to now, although, I had by no means heard of getting a full labor with contractions…however not actually feeling them. Apparently, this can be a factor. A number of of you informed your tales within the BabyCenter Neighborhood, and I’m fascinated.
It began with a query from Bridget182: “I dilated with my son to 7cm with out feeling any contraction pain and it was a fluke the midwife even realized I used to be in labor. In reality, it was so troublesome to inform if/once I was having contractions and we relied utterly on the monitor. I used to be no assist. I’m now pregnant with #2 and nervous that you just normally ship quicker on subsequent pregnancies. Anyone else have greater than 1 child with out feeling contractions?”
A couple of folks chimed in with their very own tales. SarahValencia mentioned, “I didn’t really feel something with my first till they broke my water at 8cm, after which I bought an epi. With my second my water broke at 34 weeks and contractions by no means began. With my third I used to be induced at 39 weeks and by no means felt contractions earlier than or after my epi…” (for the document, I, too, have had epidurals with all of my youngsters, and I nonetheless felt contractions).
Kalayab91 mentioned, “I didn’t know I used to be having contractions in any respect. ..I used to be 4cm once they mentioned I had to enter L&D. Solely knew I used to be having contractions by means of the machine.”
Wow. I’m attempting to think about this and…simply…wow.
And Tamsin NZ had this story to share. “I made it to full dilation or very near it with child #1 whereas I used to be sleeping…With child #2, I woke as much as annoying leg cramps and it took me about 30 minutes to appreciate they have been contractions. Midwife confirmed up 30 minutes later and I used to be 9cm dilated. Left for the hospital immediately and child was born three minutes after we bought there. Nervous to see the way it goes with #three.”
I don’t blame you! I prefer to assume that having a child with out feeling contraction pain can be stunning and straightforward and fantastic, however the fact is – you guys face your personal set of challenges.
I’m undecided if these moms who don’t really feel contraction pain are simply fortunate or if all of them have wonderful pain thresholds, and I undoubtedly don’t. However I’m going to depart you with my favourite remark from optimistic mama-to-be, Katdec17.
“Sounds fantastic! I’m a FTM (first time mother) and now I’ve one thing actually unrealistic to hope for . . .”