We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
Check out the Attachment Parenting Board for Effective Parenting Solutions.
PM me if have questions about autism, TTC gender swaying, natural childbirth, going "vaccine-free", or if you are looking for gentle discipline advice.
Yeh for ME with my first baby it was from about 8-10 cm.. Pushing itself didnt hurt.. Crowning and the ring of fire hurt but it was motivating because I knew I was almost done.. So I'd say it was just getting to 10 the first time..
With my second and third it was those first 6 cm.. Then I just flew through the rest of it..
~Em, Married to Matt since 7/3/04. Mommy to Layla 3/29/06, Eva 10/18/08, Zeke 2/4/11 and Jonah 7/28/13
Pushing. Not that transition is fun, hehe, but pushing for me is the toughest part. My last one was 9 lbs 14 oz with massive shoulders that got stuck.....so that made it worse. I am 35 weeks along with number 10 and am hoping for a smaller one this time around
Jesus loving, homeschooling, gardening lover, devoted wife to a wonderful hubby and 10 kids, ages 13 down to 12.5 months . We are expecting number 11 due January 1st, 2015.
With my first son, I'd say transition and pushing were equally difficult, but I was on pitocin, which made contractions stronger than they would have been naturally. With my second, I'd say transition was the more intense part, but at no point do I remember feeling pain at all. It was just intense, but in a good way, with purpose.
I had epi's with most of mine, except for #2- I had an intrathecal and I thought I was feeling more of the pushing part. I usually get to 3 or 4 cm before things get too painful (which means we don't wait around too long at home) but I do know that once they get the epi going things slow way down. I still have a long ways to go... but I am putting a lot of thought into it and discussing it with my midwives so they know what I am thinking.
Transition was pretty brutal. Up until that point labor was uncomfortable but certainly manageable. Pushing and delivering her was actually pretty painless. I was scared of the ring of fire but I never felt it.
I would say transition, but mostly because you have something to DO and focus on during pushing. I think that makes it seem less painful.
Ditto. Add to that the fact that pushing is usually a much shorter phase. IMO Trasition is definetly the hardest part of labor. The thing is, you dont really know youre in transition, you just feel worn out and reasy to be done!