I pretty much expect the contractions during active labor to be just as painful.
However I am wondering if maybe I am downplaying my discomfort right now.
I am almost 37 weeks and my daughter (born 12-24-06, 22 months ago) was born at 37 weeks 6 days. I remember having light contractions for 3 days before my water broke and feeling the REAL contractions during active labor.
I wonder though if the second labor caught you by surprise because you didn't actually feel like you were in labor? You remembered how painful it was and your body didn't register that you were in labor? I know every pregnancy is different and I am wondering if my body is reacting differently. Did your second labor start out slowly or did you just all of a sudden go into active labor? How does it compare to your first labor?
Answer by mamapotter at 1:21 AM on Oct. 27, 2008
Answer by vsrillo at 2:18 AM on Oct. 27, 2008
Answer by jodi205 at 8:36 AM on Oct. 27, 2008
Answer by theroxy at 1:17 PM on Oct. 27, 2008