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March 15th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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I don't know if this will sound silly but does anyone compare their childbirth experiences with working out. I do! I usually go up and down the stairs for my cardio and so I will count the sets of steps up and down 1, up and down, 2, up and down 3, and up and down 4. That takes about a minute. So in my mind I pretend like I'm having a contraction and I have no choice but to deal with it. At the end I get a breather, but really I just start counting again. But I count and focus like I did with my births. I think it's helpful.

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March 15th, 2013, 01:43 PM
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Well, I have mentally prepared for labor by thinking about it as an awesome workout. But never the reverse. Whatever works!
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March 15th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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I can't say I have, but it makes sense!
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March 15th, 2013, 10:39 PM
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I have. Just my marathons though. Training is like pregnancy. You prepare for the big day, and sometimes it sucks...it drains you, it's hard to keep going. Then it's the big day...labor/marathon. You work your butt off, it really hurts more than you thought...you aren't sure you can keep going and it's the most you';'ve ever asked your body to do. You want to quit, but you can't with labor & delivery...with the marathon you can but by the time it hurts, you've already come so far. Then you finish...the baby is born and you cry not only because the reward is so sweet, but you've already started to forget the pain. Sort of the same with the marathon. You see that finish line...you push through the pain, and you make it. And then there's a recovery. It's a little different. You choose to do a marathon/have a baby, but once you're pregnant theres no turning back. You wouldn't have to run a marathon. And obviously having a baby is more rewarding, but the marathon is up there.

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March 16th, 2013, 06:45 AM
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I've explained contractions before as a really intense crampy crunch that you are forced to do over and over. I felt like I should've had a 6 pack after 37 hours of labor, lol.
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March 18th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Can't say I've ever really compared the 2.
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