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As anyone blown a blood vessel in their eyes or face from pushing so hard??

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Asked by andi2angel at 11:45 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yup...sure have..when i had my first child i blew one in my eye the left side of my face and on my left arm....they went away in a few days

    Answer by AustinsMommy306 at 11:47 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My girlfriend had blown capillaries all over her face from pushing. She had a epidural and couldn't feel right, it was her first and she as getting no direction from her doctor. At one point she even asked "I'm I doing this right?", Doc said "no" but offered nothing else. I was so angry for it. Her face was puffy for a few days but healed up completely within like a week.

    Answer by GoldenLinds at 11:48 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I have in my face..

    Answer by AirforceWife654 at 11:48 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • my friend did when she had her baby. her eyes had red spots all over them

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 11:51 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • i had a blown one in my eye from pushing.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 11:54 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My mom did and so did my friend. I didn't, surprisingly, and I pushed for 3 stinkin' hours!

    Answer by Ash9724 at 11:56 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My eyes were bloodshot for a few days, but I don't know if it was from sleep deprivation or if there were blown vessels. I honestly didn't look that hard.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:50 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • No. I didnt have to push so much (no drugs) my body did the work itself really. But I just learned something new reading up on this:

    When you are asked to hold your breath to a count of ten, numerous times during one contractions, we call this purple pushing. While the picture is not beautiful it is one of a mom turning purple, eyes bulging out, possibly broken blood vessels, not to mention a room full of people screaming, "PUSH!"

    Purple pushing came into play as the epidural rates increased and women never got an urge to bear down. We now extend it to nearly everyone having a baby.

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 2:11 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I didn't do it during labor, but one time I vomitted so much I busted a vessel in my eye

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 10:21 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • @mommatrasha does not always true, i had epidurals with both my kids, and i got the urge to push really bad. i push my kids out in less then 8 mts. i had the urge to push really bad. i think it depends on the person

    Answer by piwife at 6:08 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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