It does depend on how you deal with pain.
I went without meds for my last one and it wasn't so bad. The worst part was during transition.
I did labor without an epidural twice. It was the worst pain I've ever been through. But it was a different sort of pain than anything else I've ever experienced. And I was able to get through it by using different coping methods. And when it was over, I was so proud of myself. It was totally worth it.
Quoting TeeLovesJay:I wonder how badd the labor pain is ?
Depends on how high your tolerance is. I think the stretching and pushing/burning when baby crowns is worse than actual contractions. But, when i had pitocin it was pretty bad :( never want that again! I wil say its true you forget all about it in about 2min though lol! Until your labor starts with the next one and to me it was like a flash of remeberance and i remeber saying "oh man what am i doing?! why did i do this again." baby comes and its oh ya, thats why! hehe. breathe! and actually, i deal with pain by laughing so i literally laughed all my babies out. No joke. the nurses asked the dr if they should turn down the epi because they thought i was going crazy. the dr just looked at the nurse and said, "she doesnt have an epi...would you rather her be screaming and cussing at you?." then looked at me after and said "i'll deliver you any day!" lol.
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