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ring of fire

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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This is my first and am getting very anxious about the birth. I'm 36 weeks with 1cm dilated and 50% effaced. I'm not nervous about contractions just the ring of fire. It doesn't exactly have a good name. Make me feel better lol
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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Heather2001
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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Psh, that only lasts a brief amount of time and isn't really that bad, IMO.  You just have to push through it.

rjmac88
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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It's lasts literally 2 seconds IF it happens! I had my second and third naturally. had it with my second but not my third...
meam4444
by Emerald Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM

It only last for just a few seconds, and then the baby pops out.  :-)  It really isn't that bad.  And, I didn't feel it for two of my births.  Good luck mama!!

meam4444
by Emerald Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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And, I agree, the name isn't the nicest!  :-)

Pandapanda
by Amber on Jun. 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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The ring of fire is uncomfy, but it's  lot easier than the contractions. Contractions can get difficult to cope with towards the end of labor- but they're doable.

blessedbyGod141
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 11:07 AM
I've been contracting for 3 mo on and off. Getting worse but doable. I'm just getting nervous
To_the_moon
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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I honestly didn't feel the ring of fire I was too busy trying to see her head coming out lol to notice any discomfort. What I was scared of with my first was pooping on the table lol and I still am afraid of doing it.
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sugarcrisp
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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I don't even remember the ring of fire. I just remember hurting all over and wanting him OUT.

Autumn19
by Ruby Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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 i had the epi so i didnt feel it

mrs.hartman12
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Personally when i was pushing i had stopped feeling pain, endorphins and adrenalin had taken over at that point.
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