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View Poll Results: Did you cry during labor or birth?
Yes 38 66.67%
No 19 33.33%
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January 15th, 2010, 07:27 AM
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If so, for what reasons (pain, fear, happiness, other emotions, etc)
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January 15th, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Yes, just emotional though. I think it was excitement and feeling overwhelmed. The pain was dealt with by groaning and yelling.
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January 15th, 2010, 08:18 AM
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I did not.

but after Nathan had his first check in the delivery room they took him for a heart exam, so he and mike left the room, and then they started to fix my internal tear. and I went off the deep end.

I think it was fear of them fixing me, and the flood of emotions from the delivery. I couldn't stop crying. And all I wanted was someone to hold my hand, but everyone was busy...

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January 15th, 2010, 10:46 AM
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I did not. I think it was just the adrenaline... I normally do not cry for happy reasons, just sad so it wouldn't have made sense. haha. DH on the other hand, was sobbing

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January 15th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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I cry when transition is hitting as I realize this is it, no turning back, and I freak out a little.

I cry when I'm told I'm "complete" and baby is on its way out; at that time I'm grieving the end of the pregnancy and cry as I feel my pg belly for the last time.

I cry when everyone has left the room and it is finally quiet, leaving just me and my baby. That's when I lose it big time. It's a sweet time of bonding that I cherish.
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January 15th, 2010, 03:13 PM
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Mine crying was out of pure emotions...

First was because my MW was leaving at noon and I got the OB that I had butted heads with

Second the OB kept bringing up csection because I was on a time clock

And thirdly because when I broke down and took the epidural I felt like I was letting my daughter down and didn't want to hurt her... I was going for an all natural childbirth... I got the epi and dilated in under 2 hours... if I didn't I would have ended up in a c-section....
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January 15th, 2010, 06:31 PM
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I cried when they told me they were going to induce me, but that was it. Not once during the L&D process did I shed a tear - I was too focused on getting the natural birth I'd planned and prepared for. I was more determined to get it than ever because I was being induced so tears were not on my to do list

I didn't cry when she was born either - I was too scared since she was pretty much dead....I actually detached from the situation, since no one would tell me if she was okay. I focused on my midwife, passing the placenta and her putting my stitch in. No one would tell me if Brylie was going to be okay, so I transferred my energy to what was happening with me.

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January 15th, 2010, 09:27 PM
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I didn't. I started to tear up right after he came out when they put him on my chest, but nothing came out.
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January 16th, 2010, 10:14 AM
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I did with both of my kids after they were born and I saw them for the first time. It was so emotional.
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January 19th, 2010, 08:44 AM
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I cried both times when they put the baby up on my stomach. With Cassidy I remember crying a little bit after about 2.5 hours of pushing...I just wanted her out. She came out 1/2 an hour later.
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January 19th, 2010, 01:18 PM
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I am a crier. I cried on the way to the hospital. I cried out of pain. I cried when they finally told me I could have an epidural. I cried because I had to wait an hour for the epidural. After that, I don't think I cried until I saw my baby. Then ever couple of hours since then...
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January 22nd, 2010, 12:39 PM
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I cried from pain of the contractions...but soon after had my epi and did not cry again until my son was born and I saw him for the first time.
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February 19th, 2010, 10:23 AM
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I did with both of my kid - pain
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June 24th, 2010, 12:36 AM
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I cried from pain of the contractions
Lena was born 06/21/2010
Maria was born 12/24/2011
Felix was born 01/01/2013
Christine was born 09/02/2014
Johanna and Michael : 09/25/2015
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June 25th, 2010, 12:49 AM
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With #1, from the pain of labor and c-section.

With the others, right when I first saw them and heard them cry.

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June 25th, 2010, 06:33 PM
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No, I was too shocked at how much my DD looked like my mother-in-law and dh's side. I wanted to cry! :-) She is adorable now, of course. ha ha

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June 25th, 2010, 06:38 PM
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June 28th, 2010, 06:55 PM
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I cried before and after. i didn't cry from pain, I cried when they told me I needed a C section, well I calmly made the decision to have a c section as the rational part of me told me after 4 days of labor I needed a c section. But then the fear hit in and then the disappointment of not going through the entire labor process made me feel bad and made me feel like I failed but that only lasted a minute. Then as soon as they pulled him out and I heard him cry I started crying. A rush of adrenalin, a rush of hormones I am sure and it was a 10 year wait for him with two ectopic pregnancies with the second one almost killing me so it was finally my miracle and my dream come true.
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July 1st, 2010, 01:16 PM
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oh yes! i cried from pain, cried/groaned/yelled that i was a csection LOL. my dr looked at me like i was crazy. and sure enough, my daughter was born and all pain and painfull tears went byebye!
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July 6th, 2010, 01:10 PM
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I cried when my son was delivered and placed on my stomach. It was a very overwhelming feeling of emotions. Everything I went through for nine month and then to deliver this amazing gift of life. It was just soo overwhelming that i couldn't help but cry i guess.
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