Q:

what were your thoughts about labour?

  • Anonymous says:
    didnt really think about it untill it happened, wasnt as bad as people make out!!

  • Donna says:
    scared

  • Anonymous says:
    excited about meeting baby

  • Lisa says:
    i didnt think about it wen i was pregnant, my thoughts afterwards?? extreamly painful but def worth it

  • Samantha says:
    i was petrified about going into labour but unfortunately had a c-section both times

  • HANNAH says:
    I became quite nervous as the EDD approached, but was induced so at the time I felt everything was quite controlled. I realise with hindsight that I wasn't the one in control, the hospital was! Because I had no idea what to expect I had no concerns, because i was ignorant to what might go wrong!!!

  • Tennae says:
    i had a ceaser so i was just scared of huge needles and scalpals

  • Laura says:
    didnt have any really i knew what was going to happen and knew just had to get on with it .

  • Stacey says:
    OMG what a lot pain but its well worth it =)

  • Marie says:
    I was nervous obviously but kept trying not to think about it too much because it didn't matter what i did - she was coming out somehow!

  • Anonymous says:
    painful... but in a good way.

  • Kailean says:
    hurt like hell but all so worth it

  • Anonymous says:
    my said it was bad...this is so much worse

  • Sabrina says:
    scared about how much everyone says it hurts

  • Kelly says:
    it was really looooong!!!! at the time it hurt like hell but now i can barely remeber the pain!

  • Whisper says:
    I did not really have any thoughts about it, it did not scare me!

  • Helen says:
    scared the s**t out of me

  • Donna says:
    cant remember i was wreaked on gas n air.

  • Anonymous says:
    Looked forward to it, knew it would hurt, but couldnt wait.

  • Rachel says:
    you dont know what to expect with the first baby.....i think having the drip in with that artifical hormone to controll your contractions is not good and shouldn't be used....

  • Natasha says:
    Hard but very rewarding

  • Denise says:
    I was scared but couldn't wait for it to be over and meet him.

  • Emma says:
    hurry up!

  • Claire says:
    That it was going to be the worst thing outta my whole life

  • Leeanne says:
    bloody hell its goin to hurt lol

  • Janine says:
    Too long too hard. Epidural good!

  • Linsey says:
    Oh dear god it was scarred as ****.

  • sarah says:
    freaked me out big time

  • Kaley says:
    pretty much the epidural is the best thing ever created

  • Megan says:
    that it was like going to hell & back- literally!!!!!

  • Stacey says:
    i was scared didnt know what to expect

  • Janine says:
    terrified

  • Anonymous says:
    amazing !!!!... but painful

  • Louise says:
    were ok, till i got closer to my due date, then started paniking

  • Shari says:
    i was nervous, but my only thought was not to think about it cause its just gunna happen

  • Anonymous says:
    Magical but extremely painfull!

  • Amanda says:
    I thought it could've been a TON worse! I managed quite easily without an epidural - or so I thought...

  • Corinne says:
    i was scared

  • Angie says:
    I was so SCARED! and due to induction complications we had to have an unplanned C-Section. However, before the c-section I felt the labor pains and it was horrible!!!! I was finally allowed the epidural early (2cm) because of my pain and for enduring it for hours and hours. Then it FELL OUT! and no one knew! So the pains came back and I just had to bare with it until an operating room was made available for the C-Section. They wouldn't give me anything for the pain. Then in the OR they had to give me 2! spinals! Because they couldn't get the first one in right!! sigh... it was a rough day

  • Rebecca says:
    it hurt like fuck but it was a beautiful experience ,holding baby in ur arms 4 the 1st time is amazing

  • Laura Jane says:
    I was scared but not stupidly so, you kinda know you have to do it!

  • Stephanie says:
    scared

  • kay says:
    sh**ing myself

  • Chantelle says:
    i enjoyed my labour, it was painful but i loved it.

  • Andrea says:
    haha had a C section

  • Aimee says:
    It wasn't what I thought. It was lots of work - but nothing I couldn't do and not scary or too much :)

  • Sarah says:
    I didn't really know what to expect, and my labor was awful!

  • Shari says:
    i was scared and i was glad i didnt have to push a baby out,

  • Heather says:
    I thought I knew what to expect, but I didn't know much about back labor and I was in labor for a whole day without knowing it. It wasn't till I was crying from back pain that I called my mom and she told me I was most likely in labor.

  • Tracey says:
    didnt know what to expect.

  • Danielle says:
    shit scared

  • Stacey says:
    well the plan was to have him at home, but that went out the window when the contrctions started coming more regularly and stonger so i went to hospital to have pethadine, and after that it wasnt too bad.

  • Alyssa says:
    scary and it hurting

  • Stacie says:
    it was hard and painful but the best thing i have ever done

  • Tanya says:
    scared

  • Shaula says:
    I wanted to have a natural birth (no meds) but after the horrific back labor ended up having that changed real quick!

  • Ally says:
    very scared!

  • Angela says:
    It was the most amazing experience i think i'll ever experience. Don't get me wrong it was painful but the end result was worth it.

  • Leigh says:
    that i wanted to give birth naturally but wasnt allowed due to my disabiltiy

  • Tanya says:
    Not to bad

  • Kirsty-Lee says:
    give me someting to kill the pain damit

  • Bel says:
    omg I was sooooooooooooo scared. But all went fairly well.

  • jackie says:
    i was really scared at first but it wasnt as bad as the horror stories i had been told.

  • Gillian says:
    i was scared being my first had an epidural

  • Donna says:
    was open minded watever happend"happend lol

  • Nicole says:
    awww its guna hurt

  • Claire says:
    scared crap outa me

  • Keran says:
    It will be worth it when its over!

  • Jen says:
    I had a very easy labor. I was induced and given an epidural. I didn't feel a thing.

  • Melissa says:
    I was terrified that something so big would come out of an area so small.

  • zoey says:
    glad when it began and releived when it ended

  • sian says:
    i wasnt looking forward to it....no woman does i was terrified actually

  • Teresa says:
    ouch!!!

  • Amanda says:
    Think of the movie "Alien"...You see where I'm going with that don't you! Now going threw it, pretty much the same thoughts!!

  • Tina says:
    pain but it was good tho

  • Anonymous says:
    i was so fine with it i didnt even get nervice at all

  • Shelley says:
    didnt hav clue people told me there experiance but still was clueless.

  • Clare says:
    give me drugs....now

  • Andrea says:
    didnt bother me didnt realy think bout it

  • Samantha says:
    painful but worth it

  • Maggy says:
    thought i was dying but i was only a kid.

  • Debbie says:
    no idea

  • Carli says:
    OMG ssscccaaarryyy!

  • Jessica says:
    Oh my god how am i gonna do this

  • Marie says:
    so scary i didnt no what 2 expect

  • Sian says:
    wasn't really that bad would do it all over again

  • Carol says:
    didnt really have any...

  • Leanne says:
    painfull

  • Anonymous says:
    very painful if u dont like pain

  • Rachael says:
    a bit scared but look 4ward to it.

  • Tammy says:
    had none 2 c sections not one contraction ravin!!!

  • Victoria says:
    I was a little frightened like every one I'm sure is, but I knew I would get through it, and have something great at the end.

  • Lindsay says:
    I was optimistic..not sure what to expect

  • Debbie says:
    Exhausting.

  • Lisa says:
    holy shit can i do this

  • Julie says:
    Amazing! How often do you get to cry in JOY?

  • Sarah says:
    I just wanted to go in and get it over with. I found it not to be as bad as people made it out to be and I would do that part again if I had to.

  • Christina says:
    is it gonna hurt really bad

  • Maria says:
    I had an ok labour, i had the epidural so felt no pain.

  • sarah says:
    holly shit!!!!! get this thing outa me !!!

  • Tracey says:
    terrified

  • Sonya says:
    didnt think about it till going through it and all i can say is it bloody hurt

  • Tracey says:
    Very nervous. I know you read all about it, but its not the same.

  • Anonymous says:
    My thoughts THEN were..I refuse to take an epidural My thoughts now are: TAKE THE DRUGS!! LOL

  • Krissy says:
    scared outta my mind

  • Beverley says:
    I was ok about it , I had a planned ceasarean due to Hannah being breach

  • Kendra says:
    I didn't really think about it at first but the closer it got the more scared I was. Luckily, I never had to do any pushing. I had a c-section

  • Carly says:
    Oh my God this hurts!

  • Tracy says:
    I know everyone's pain is different but I sure don't know how anyone would NOT want to have drugs. Cause the first real pain I got was THE MOST HORRIBLE EVER!!! Kudo's to the women who did not take the drugs. I'm not ashamed to admit that I took them one bit!

  • Anonymous says:
    its ok

  • Anonymous says:
    never thought about it really, then it was to late

  • Kelly says:
    i was scared, but i knew what to expect...i didnt have ful labour thou..so it was easy

  • sharon says:
    painful

  • Nicola says:
    Scary

  • Andie says:
    didnt have a chance to feel any pain was put under about 45 mins after my waters broke

  • Casey says:
    I was very afraid but it turned out to be better then i thought.

  • Rebecca says:
    hopefully i wont have to do it :P

  • Dolina says:
    I was scared, very very scared.

  • Janine says:
    it wasnt 2 bad

  • Jodie says:
    I loevd labour. It was amazing. I definitl would do it over and over again

  • Amanda says:
    I didn't have any because I never thought about it!

  • Natalie says:
    i wonder what its gonna be like.x

  • Anonymous says:
    bring it on, I was so shattered to learn it was going to be C section

  • Rebecca says:
    i wasnt too bothered really, i wasnt scared but i ended up havin t have a cesaerean any way

  • Gemma says:
    i was scared about the pain

  • Jayne says:
    scarey

  • Latoya says:
    the worst pain i felt in my life, can't, won't, will not do it again!!!

  • Tara says:
    i had an open mind about labour, alot of people told me it was terrible an was the worst pain ever.

  • Lisa says:
    I loved all of my labours, especially my last one.

  • Claire says:
    I was totally scared

  • Shirley says:
    f**K

  • Catherine says:
    it was hard and the worst is the false contractions

  • Margie says:
    It really sucked the first time, much easier the second time

  • Anonymous says:
    My labour was easy...just felt like I slept wrong...all the labour was in my back.

  • Louize says:
    it was quick but hurt i was scared too

  • Karen says:
    exhausting but worh every second of pain.

  • Lyndsey says:
    scared stiff towards the end

  • Terese says:
    It pretty much sucked. I went 24 hours without pain relief, then they gave me the gas - which was awful because it made me sick (threw up all over my other half's feet!) Because this didn't work they then gave me pethedine which had little to no effect. Then 30 hours later they decided that I should have an epidural - which was very scary! It was like heaven though after it took effect. 2 hours after that they wheeled me down to theatre and about half an hour later Jack was born.

  • Alicia says:
    had a c-section

  • Erika-Leigh says:
    Labour is a part of motherhood

  • Crystal says:
    it was fun

  • Alison says:
    long

  • Jody says:
    scared, but not to bad.

  • Anonymous says:
    painfull but something to enjoy

  • Gayle says:
    wanted natural but ended up with c section

  • Anonymous says:
    Was just wondering how long it would be.

  • Anonymous says:
    Everyone was telling me how painful it was, and different things but i thought no point in worrying about it, the baby has to come out..!

  • Delyth says:
    didnt think about it much

  • MICHY~MICH says:
    ok, noone explained this kinda pain was possible///

  • Bev says:
    scared shitless

  • Marie says:
    i dont know

  • Megan says:
    It sucked!!!

  • Sarah says:
    Very hard and very stressfull.. The labour was difficult

  • Edna says:
    all natural.. a blessing... the most empowering experience..

  • Jayme says:
    <3 Ashton = expect the worse <3 Declin = i hope i dont have 2 push for an hour and a half again

  • Anonymous says:
    thought i was going to rip in two

  • Kellie says:
    worried but put it out my mind untill nearer the time.

  • Jenny says:
    i want to sleep and get this baby out

  • Skye says:
    it wasn't painful for me, & i didn't have any pain relief either

  • Joanna says:
    Very apprehensive!

  • Sammy-jo says:
    it cant be that bad otherwise women wouldnt keep gettin pregnant lol

  • Sarah says:
    would rather go through labour than pregnancy

  • Sarah says:
    mixed happy and nervous

  • Sarah says:
    painful but worth it

  • Anonymous says:
    I did not have it;)...Colin was breech so he was a planned c-section. We chose the date and time. It was quite easy but painful after.

  • Anonymous says:
    this is gonna really really hurt ALOT!!! oh and i'll NEED lots of drugs!!

  • Valerie-Ann says:
    scared

  • Tessa says:
    Induced 3 times.. hallucinated... c section!!!! Thoughts on that lot should never be printed!!

  • Sabrina says:
    i didn't experience labour i had a c section

  • Cheryl says:
    This extremley uncomfortable, but the end result was worth it!

  • Anonymous says:
    Terror

  • Jacquie says:
    Never again !!

  • rachel says:
    it happened so quick that i didn't really have time for any panic to set in! however, the ring of fire (as a good mate called it) really was like my bits were on fire!!

  • Anonymous says:
    I was worried about the pain...but knew I could handle it.

  • Lara says:
    labour is the reason that I will only ever have two kids!! I had extremely quick labors but it still sucks!

  • Melissa says:
    I started early labor on February 7th and it went on and off for weeks, then on the 23rd I went into hard labor but wouldn't dilate and my heart became unstable. She was finally delivered on Feb. 28th

  • Katie says:
    I was TERRIFIED! I was hoping that they would find a 3rd and less painful method of getting the babies out...they didn't.

  • Anonymous says:
    Thought it would be ok when I was pregnant with my first. OH SHIT with my second.

  • natalie says:
    horrible far too much pain but would do it all again!!

  • Jade says:
    well i had an awesome 1 hr 20 labour from start to finish so it wasnt that bad

  • Lindsey says:
    Wasnt as bad as I thought....

  • jenna says:
    PAINFUL but worth it

  • Alisha says:
    never been through it and do not want to

  • Anonymous says:
    i was terrified......

  • Lisa says:
    I was terrified.

  • Anonymous says:
    I wasn't really sure what to think you hear something different from everyone you talk to. I honestly didn't think I would need the epidural, but I was wrong!

  • Nicola says:
    Was not sure what it was going to be like.

  • jana says:
    i was kinda excited to experience it cause i wanted to meet my baby sooo much!

  • Rebecca says:
    scared

  • Sheree says:
    I didn't have any expectations

  • Anna says:
    not to worried 1 st time round

  • Anonymous says:
    Scared because you dont know what to expect

  • Chelle says:
    not too bad would do it again!

  • Melissa says:
    Tough, and I love drugs. : )

  • Kathleen says:
    it all happened so fast i didnt have time to think, i went for my diabetic clinic and they kept me in and started me off.

  • Tenisha says:
    my labour was great i tell everyone that i cant write the whole story but no problems pethidine me an the gas n air were best friends!! lol

  • Charlotte says:
    Hard work lol

  • Clare says:
    I was bricking it- but it's only 1 or 2 days out of your life, then it's done. hopefully!

  • Anonymous says:
    I couldnt believe I had to do this ... but there was no turning back ... but once over the best days work I ever did.

  • Julie says:
    I was scared

  • Colleen says:
    Scary but if other women can do it so can i lol

  • Amanda says:
    scared first time not worried second

  • Andrea says:
    first time o.k would have been easier had it been a qualified midwife not a trainee, that would listen to what i was saying about my own body, silly me what would i know about my own body? second time c - section easy walk in the park.

  • Laura says:
    was it possible that a baby could get out of there

  • Anonymous says:
    Get that baby out! I was induced both times

  • Aimee-Louise says:
    Terrifying but worth it

  • Rachelle says:
    scared to start with then not too bad once in there

  • Laura says:
    its not as bad as u think!

  • Sally says:
    the 1 labour i ad was not as bad as i expected

  • Jenni says:
    I was sooo terrified that i wouldbe be able to cope, but actually stayed at home until i was 10cm dilated (which was a shock to the system) and had my first child on 2 Paracetamol and a prayer! The second time i wasnt scared of labour at all and it was horrendous! some you win, some you dont...!

  • Anonymous says:
    Loved it! Seriously who expects any answer other than it was horrible here?? ;-)

  • Camile says:
    Pretty scary stuff but you gotta do what you have to for your baby.It wasn't as bad as everyone told me it would be.. lol butafterwards was a different story!

  • Carol says:
    it wasn't too bad

  • Claire says:
    painfull but worth it in the end.

  • Sandra says:
    on my first its was bloody long and painful, on my second it hurt and on my third it was to quick

  • Donna says:
    Piece of Cake (ha ha ha) boy was I wrong

  • Felicity says:
    i was kinda scared bcoz it went so fast i didnt hve time to get my head round it properly

  • Amanda says:
    that it was going to be REALLY painful, but it wasn't as bad as i thought

  • Kym says:
    i was scared stiff

  • Michelle says:
    That it would hurt alot, and it did from 7cm to transition, and ouch the burning when the baby head crowning. After though, I felt fantastic and that I could do anything! Women's bodies are amazing!!!

  • Natasha says:
    Didnt have one, but was scared thinking about what i was in for

  • Alison says:
    well it going to hurt

  • Jodie says:
    I was stressing out but when it came to it, it wasn't as bad as i expected and so worth it. (like everyone told me)

  • Heather says:
    I was pretty nervous.

  • Anonymous says:
    Wanted natural ended up with 3 c-sections but laboured each time!!!

  • Natalie says:
    i was terrified bout giving birth but they hhad 2 start me then only dialited 2cm so ended up havin emergency c section

  • Linda says:
    Excited but really scared at the same time.

  • Anonymous says:
    Labor was a piece of cake Id do it 100 xs if it's the same way again.

  • Emma says:
    ok was in labour 32 hrs then ad a c section

  • Gemma says:
    scarred

  • Bernadette says:
    I knew he had to come out, so i just decided that i would stay calm and just go with it when the time came.

  • Sharmonique says:
    I was soooooo scared

  • Kirsty says:
    everythink wasnt tooo sure wat to think durin labour

  • Severine says:
    Prior to it: Holly shit this seems so scarry. During: get it out I've had enough!!!!

  • Penelope says:
    I didn't want drugs until I realised how much it hurt. The second time around wanted the drugs from the start and never got time.

  • Sunserae says:
    I didn't want 2 go through it coz it would hurt 2 much but I found the contractions 2 be far worse then the actual process of pushing the baby out.

  • Sarah says:
    I just wanted it to take its course. The drugs were great though.

  • Kelly says:
    Painful, but knew it was worth the pain. The relief at the end when the baby comes out is amazing (had a natural birth with the first).

  • Anonymous says:
    First time - This may hurt but it will be worth it! Second time yep it hurts but hopefully it will be quick and is definately worth it!

  • Kathryn says:
    not much really u cant prepare urself coz u really dont know what will happen.but really just cant wait to see the little person u have been carryng for the last 9 months.

  • Belinda says:
    i was scared

  • Taryn says:
    They have to come out eventually so keep going.. I did enjoy the whole experience even though it went for 11 hours

  • Jenny says:
    easy peesy!!

  • Jane says:
    Labour, well, I had 2 labours but 4 Caesars, felt cheated.

  • Carmel says:
    Painful, but worth it. Had a natural labour and as painful as it is, I forgot about it as soon as I held my little boy in my arms. Wasn't thrilled about the stitches though...

  • Christelle says:
    No Pain relief apart from Gas.

  • Anonymous says:
    i never wanted to go through it again! worst pain imaginable. starting to get clucky again tho...

  • Diana says:
    when is the pain coming untill the last hour

  • Keegan says:
    Aaaarrrrgggghh! to start with, then ok, i can do this.

  • Dagmara says:
    do I really have to this?

  • Fiona says:
    i wanted no drugs but in the end had no choice. It was that or c section

  • Dana says:
    painfull lol no it was a very exciting moment was hard work but worth every minute

  • Anonymous says:
    now everyone will know what i have been doing lol

  • Micha says:
    I Was Terrified.

  • Tarilyn says:
    I was scared shitless, till a wonderful mom I met a few months before hand (Adrienne) reassured me about it, we met a week after her baby girl was born!

  • Kelly says:
    petrified

  • Anonymous says:
    I wasn't sure what was happening and then the 23rd Psalm kept going through my head

  • Jodi says:
    didnt know wot to expect, knew it wo gonna hurt but the reality was worse lol

  • Anonymous says:
    didnt really give it much thought, my view was he had to come out.

  • Heidi says:
    could wait for my soon to be born i just waned to meet him to see what he looked like and hug him lots. i just kept thinking about the end of the labour

  • dani says:
    just had to do what i had to do and its all worth it in the end

  • Davette says:
    "wish this damn baby come on" can we get on with it,

  • Leigh says:
    it bloody hurt lol nd i was in labour 48 hours i was thinking when will this be over lol

  • Sarah says:
    i was scared at first and was prepared. but not as bad as i expected.

  • Anonymous says:
    Three words that come to mind. Natural, Empowering and beautiful

  • Anonymous says:
    was a bit scared lol

  • Kerryn says:
    I was all sweet. I was 18. I was tough and had a high pain threshold. I could do anything. And i did! 3 pushes and he was out without a single whine. The midwives called me supermum!

  • Anonymous says:
    it was worth it

  • Anonymous says:
    it sucks... lets see hours of plan sounds fun right....

  • Erin says:
    It's true that you forget the pain, even in a long difficult labour like mine. But I think it's important not to go into it with any expectations. Odds are it won't go according to plan, so be flexible and just go with it.

  • michelle says:
    I went in there expecting to have an epidural and every drug I could get my hands on.....however I didn't have any epidurals, the pain was fucken horrendous, but it's all worth it when you get the end result!!!!!!!! The Gas in great :p

  • corissa says:
    with the first i was fine after going to parenting classes but with kiana i was shitting myself

  • Anonymous says:
    never again

  • Louisa says:
    I didnt kno wot to think really, I new it would be painful but didnt kno to wot extent. I wasnt too freaked out about wot i didnt know.

  • Anonymous says:
    I did NOT want an epidural!! Other than that not much else!

  • Cassie says:
    WONDERFUL. I loved every minute of it and I was awesome. So was Katie ofcourse. The most amazing thing I have ever done in my life.

  • Sandra says:
    bugger this

  • Julie says:
    it was going to hurt lol, but it was going to be worth it

  • Anonymous says:
    I was going to take it as it come. I had planned that i would try to avoid having an epidural. In the end i only had pethadine.

  • Joh says:
    crap!!

  • Anonymous says:
    Before it started i was excited couldnt wait 2 meet my lil boy..... but when it did start everything went wrong and me and my baby ended up bein rushed to threatre..... lookly i was high as a kite so wasnt 2 worried at time, it scares me more now just thinkin bout what could of happened... Next time i will be much more worried about labour. But even after all my drama i stil smile when i think about my labour cant wait 2 do it again !!!

  • Toni says:
    Bloody agony

  • Julie says:
    i was scared

  • Frances says:
    I didnt want to go naturally .. i wasnt supposed to .. absolutely hated it.

  • Kelly says:
    it hurts! lol

  • Naz says:
    Ouch

  • Jenny says:
    Not bad with a little drugs

  • Prudence says:
    i'm not ready for this

  • Ashlee says:
    Well that it hurt like fn HELL, lol contractions were ssssoooooo not cool, hurt way to much... but in the end i got the best child in the world, and wouldnt take it back for nothing...

  • Anonymous says:
    i wasnt 2 botherd a lot ov ppl have babys so it couldnt b that bad

  • rebecca says:
    i can do this. just hope it dont hurt to bad

  • Jean says:
    rough going

  • Moya says:
    I can't remember much, but if you need to push, PUSH!

  • Kellie says:
    Holy shit!!!

  • Rheannon says:
    It is an extreme experience, that is for sure, but I wanted to do it as naturally as possible, and I did.

  • Daniela says:
    I was not worrying about it.

  • Anonymous says:
    not very good.

  • Crystal says:
    Loved it. It was the greatest experience of y life! I had a perfect labour!

  • Anonymous says:
    If I had to undergo a ceaserean, knock me out completely. not having a needle stick in my back after a lumbal punction that had gone wrong.

  • Marie says:
    hard but well worth it at the end

  • Tiffany says:
    Hard at first but worth it.

  • Anonymous says:
    I wanted a home water birth.

  • Gloria says:
    i had an emergency c-section and thought i was dying b/c i couldn't feel myself breathing when the spinal block crept up and numbed my chest.

  • Ashley says:
    i wanted the c-section bc the thought of something as big as a baby coming out of me down there was horrifying

  • (Janelle) Nicole says:
    The first pregnancy I wanted a water birth, quite something in 1995. The hospitals didn't have anything at all and strapped me to my bed. My second pregnancy I knew I would have a c-section and I honestly wanted one because I felt like I knew what to expect. (Not to mention the fact that Donavan was 10 lbs 5 oz! Julian ended up 10 lbs 10 oz!)

  • Emily says:
    I wa nervous about how it would go down. But after I found out that I was going to be induced, I was a lttle more calm about it. I was still very nervous on the ride to the hospital.

  • Charity says:
    I didn't like the idea of my water breaking and having to wait for contractions. As it turns out, my water broke & I was admitted to the hospital 3 hours later and never had one single contraction on my own.

  • Erin says:
    at 1st it was kinda freaking me out where the baby with be coming out of.. lol.. and how it would feel but when it got closer it really didn't freak me out.. and my labor sucked had contractions straight for 3 hrs almost not one break in between contractions but like 2 sec. then then when it came to the pushing i did for an hour then nothin was happening so i had to go in for an emergency c-section they needed to get him out right away.. so yea at that i got knocked out so i didn't get to see my son and they had to go check him out make sure nothin was wrong since he did poop in me.. so yea nothin fun about it.. but you know what i would do it all over again...

  • Pam says:
    mmmmmmmmm it didnt last that long. But at the time it was a buzz

  • Enriquetta says:
    I dont want to be there! I didnt want to feel anything but I did because the turned off my epidural because it nummed me too much

  • Kendra says:
    I was so excited about it then when I didn't get to labor long I was so disappointed and upset.

  • Anonymous says:
    I'm up for a chalenge. didn't want an epidural.

  • Lisa says:
    not scared at all, but ended up having a c/s which was a bit scary as i didn't want a epidural :-(

  • Joanne says:
    I didn't know what to think or expect. I did know that I was going to get an epidural!

  • Titika says:
    Never will I try this again...

  • Emma says:
    I knew it would hurt and it did in a good way though - long and hard work wanted a natural birth but glad I had the drugs.

  • Carrie-anne says:
    excited but nervous as i really wanted a natural delivery

  • Fran says:
    i was scared but not too worried as i thought well i have never done it so dont worrytil the time comes

  • Joanna says:
    Open minded! But determined not to have an epidural in case of any damage to my back

  • Kris says:
    I can do it at home.

  • Kristen says:
    I had actually watched a labour when I was in year 10 on prac at a hospital so I was kind of scared about how much it was going to hurt.

  • Anne says:
    had no idea

  • Anonymous says:
    drugs and more drugs

  • Belinda says:
    dont kno i was to off me head to remember but i remember that i was getting contractions for 3 days before i went into hospital

  • Mahagony says:
    nerves and excited

  • Nicole says:
    I was told to have a c/s as they thought Izzy was going to be over 11 pounds !! Luckily she wasn't .. she was 8lb 12 oz. Felt slightly robbed tho as I'd been preparing for my labour for 9 months !

  • Katy says:
    horrific!

  • Shelly says:
    I wasn't really scared....more anxious.

  • Charlotte says:
    get that bloody thing out of me NOW

  • Anonymous says:
    My most least favourite thing in the world!! Ow, labour pains are horrid.. just when you thought those contractions were bad, you're than next hit with the stretching & bruning sensations!! Ouch......

  • Gretchen says:
    NOT half as terrible as everyone makes it out to be!! It's my favorite part!! If I could be pregnant for like 3 months and than deliver a baby... that would be PERFECT!!

  • Rebecca says:
    very sore but not as bad as i thought it would be.

  • Donna says:
    I cant believe i want to do it again to have another child. It was so bad

  • Jennie says:
    I was in labour for 12 hours, then had emergency cesarean section. All the pain was worth it when i got to hold my little boy. Labour is one of the hardest most painful experience any woman can go through but it is so worth it.

  • Cath says:
    I was very scared coz of the pain i was letting myself in 4.

  • Anonymous says:
    Easy, breezy. Hahahaha!! Not too bad. I would do it all over again

  • Amie says:
    I was proud of how well i did for so long and we made the right decisions as situations arose.

  • Kerry says:
    Again just really horrible, Waters broke then went into full blown labour no build up or anything had to argue with the midwife most the way through as she didn't believe that i was far as what i was horrible experiance.

  • Anonymous says:
    hidious.

  • Ally says:
    wasnt to worried until i was there. then all hell broke loose lol.

  • Leiann says:
    It didn't hurt as much as I thought it would but in saying that, I took every drug they offered me!!!

  • Becci says:
    Quick and very painful... but so worth it

  • Jaclyn says:
    OUCH!! Can't really put it into words. Definitely worth it though.

  • Anonymous says:
    SHIT!!!!!

  • Lisa says:
    get this thing out of me!!!! haha

  • Shannon says:
    I knew it was going to hurt like nothing else I'd ever felt and that scared me a little but it's all worth it in the end

  • Tarryn says:
    werent that bad really...and i had 2 min apart for 23 hours

  • Hayley says:
    that it lasted to long!

  • Lucy says:
    kills!!!

  • Nikki says:
    ouch this hurts, get my son out

  • Anonymous says:
    omg is it ment to hurt this much some1 help im dyin

  • Kelly says:
    was easy and wanted to to again

  • Zoe says:
    didnt really know what to expect so didnt really think about it till it happened n then got scared lol

  • Ryann says:
    scared about the pain but in the end i felt nothing.

  • Meryl says:
    holy shit

  • Lisa says:
    scared

  • Anonymous says:
    not a lot

  • Caroline says:
    I tried not to think just get on with it.

  • Jennifer says:
    Had Emergency C-section

  • Leanne says:
    I was honestly scared,people had told me it was realy painful and it was going to be a long labour lol they was wrong i was in labour 45mins. Second time was worse cus i knew she was not going to make a noise or move wen she came out

  • Lisa says:
    I was sacerd outta of my mind, not about the pain but about the midwifes looking down below lol

  • Amy Elizabeth says:
    i was scared to death!!

  • Jenna says:
    can really remember it but it was painful

  • Kate says:
    Had c section for 1st as was breech. Was induced with second at 42 weeks had natural assisted delivery was awful. and went natural a week early with third, straight forward and awsome birth.

  • Anonymous says:
    I had no preconcieved notions about it

  • Lisa says:
    ok i had a c section

  • Anonymous says:
    i do it everyday if they all wo same as kians,dint feel a thing so brill

  • Anonymous says:
    scared

  • Lisa says:
    excited it would mean the baby was on its way

  • Chelsea says:
    scared that it would hurt

  • Sue says:
    fuckn hurts

  • Kristin says:
    I was terrified when they told me it was time to push

  • Tyne says:
    was totally excited couldnt wait, but i didnt expect anything that actually happened!!

  • Anonymous says:
    i was a bit nervous

  • Rebekah says:
    i was so scared i planned it out in my head but it didnt go the way i wanted

  • Megan says:
    Scared.....Heard a lady in the next room having her third and thought omg but it wasn't that bad.

  • Kerry says:
    bloody painfull!

  • Anonymous says:
    didnt reaaly think about it untill it happened, i did want a drug free labour... haha silly me!

  • Elizabeth says:
    i was scared but excited at the same time

  • Rachael says:
    SHIT...... Luckily i sisnt have 2 feel the labour pains just the intense pain of the ceasur

  • Chantal says:
    Before Labour: Aww yeah this is going to be uncomfortable but i'll through it During Labour: I think i am going to die!

  • Rachel says:
    oh shit

  • Anonymous says:
    i was scared and had good reason 2

  • Elaine says:
    i was scared to death

  • Anonymous says:
    lots of pain but knew i would be ok

  • Angela says:
    cnat remember much due to nearly diein lol

  • Michelle says:
    ouch!!

  • Penny says:
    nervous, but keen to have it over and done with. I knew it was only going to be upto 1 day of my life for an amazing gift for the rest of my life

  • Anonymous says:
    very painful but very worth it!

  • Semonna says:
    I was good until they gave me some pain mgmt medicine that made me go to sleep and wake up during the contractions :( I got an epidural at 9 cm.

  • Taina says:
    I was very nervous and in a lot of pain

  • Sarah says:
    Didn't really think about labour much, people tell you their horror stories and tell you how much it hurts, but I was like Yeah I know it is ganna hurt but that is just all part of it!

  • Rachel says:
    Just take it as it comes what else can you do !

  • Erena says:
    aarrrggghhh!

  • Honey says:
    Was a little scared but knew it would be worth it in the end.

  • adelle says:
    omg im going to freak out

  • Christie says:
    just relax as much as possible my body is designed to do this

  • Lynn says:
    I was scared. I knew what was going to happen from watching the Health Channel alot but it was still unknown to me. I told my husband that I was going to try so long without the epidural but I know I would want one because I'm a sissy when it comes to pain.

  • Danielle says:
    oh shit!

  • Lori says:
    I knew it was going to be work along with pain. But at least the pain had a legitimate reason and good outcome.

  • Terese says:
    FUK! Get it out n soon.

  • marion says:
    ?

  • Anonymous says:
    Its not what I call fun, but there only one way he is coming out so may aswell get on with it....!

  • Amanda says:
    exciting, nervous, easy both times

  • Anonymous says:
    not impressed with my vagina. it refused to let my baby out! had to go the c-section route after a 2 hour, no epidural push-a-thon. LOL!

  • Nicola says:
    Can it stretch that much???

  • Amber says:
    pain, blood, just scared

  • Marti says:
    I just imagined the worst pain imaginable, then tried to multiply that times 1000 in my mind. It wasn't as bad as I had imagined.

  • Anonymous says:
    DON'T HAVE ANY. C-SECTION. NO LABOUR

  • Luisa says:
    Not worried, had a lovely water birth which was very quick and a lovely memory

  • Anonymous says:
    Shit it everytime! but its never as bad as I think its gonna be and it gets a LOT easier everytime too :)

  • Dina says:
    I didn't realize I was in labor with Christopher so I was calm about the whole thing. I started a month early trying to get them to take Katherine out. God help me!

  • Anonymous says:
    Why does it take so long!!!! But once the bubs was born you forget how bad it was......till then next time...then it's like why am I doing this again...but hey it's worth it!!

  • Anonymous says:
    It's going to hurt!!!! But only for a few mins then it was over as soon as i saw each one

  • Anonymous says:
    ouch why the hell do we do this!!!

  • Anonymous says:
    scared to death the first time because of the unexpected

  • Nicole says:
    sux but better than a c-sec

  • Dannielle says:
    It's hurts soooo bad... but it's all worth it from hearing that first cry, the pain just disappears. I was induced so the pain was pretty intense once the oxytocin drip started to work... but again it's totally worth it

  • Heather says:
    I had a C-Section so no labor.

  • Anonymous says:
    being a midwife i knew what was coming.... too much info is bad!!!

  • carin says:
    scarey but well worth it and as soon as its over you forget what the pain was like

  • Anonymous says:
    Got to be done to meet your baby

  • Kerry says:
    God that burns!

  • Anonymous says:
    wanted to try it after having a CC then bloody hated it ! lol

  • Julie says:
    I was told I would have c sec from the start, but in the end, they tried the foley then the patocin and finaly, like planned cut me open and used a tow truck to get her out. its all good the anastesiologist was hot, and free with the meds lol

  • Catherine says:
    Open minded and was looking forward to the experience. I certainly wanted a natural birth - no drugs!

  • Anonymous says:
    awwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! that hurts!!!

  • Anonymous says:
    Didn't do labour either time

  • Emily says:
    had a c section so didnt really have any thoughts.

  • Zoe says:
    It was worth it

  • Anonymous says:
    Yay for drugs!! All for a natural labour but knew I was a sook and was going to need pain relief!

  • Anonymous says:
    first one horrendous

  • Katie says:
    I was scared about how bad it hurt

  • Anonymous says:
    well...actually, i did find out the sex of my first but not the second! go figure!! just wanted to clear that up somewhere along one of these surveys!

  • Naomi says:
    Nervous but took it as it came

  • Patrice says:
    That it not the pain everyone described.....my mom cringed with all my contractions on the monitor I was like ummm ok

  • Mandy says:
    it was going to be full of pain

  • Anonymous says:
    dont know

  • April says:
    I respect those that go through it naturally but after 11 hours of contractions with my first - by God have the epidural handy with the 2nd

  • Jillian says:
    I never went into labor (scheduled c-section) so I have as much knowledge as I did before I got pregnant.

  • Lindy says:
    I knew it was going to hurt but i was feeling positive and looking forward to the birth

  • Anonymous says:
    PAIN PAIN PAIN

  • Jo says:
    OMG get me outta here - was induced and had forceps :-(

  • Cherie says:
    I was a lil worried like most 1st timers

  • shana says:
    it sucks

  • Naomi says:
    I loved my first labour it was beautiful

  • Jessica says:
    Wow..w/ Bryce..what a breeze..I never felt a labour pain..Well sierra is another story..in the last week she flipped and was feet first..I was in labour forever before they finally took her...grrrr..so painful!!

  • Claire says:
    I was shitting myself but looking forward to meeting my baby

  • Anonymous says:
    not as bad as I thought it would be

  • Anonymous says:
    1st child I went in not wanting drugs, used a bath, closed my eyes & concentrated for 26hrs. 2nd child was 13 hrs & way more intense, I wanted an epidural but it was too late by the time they arrived. 2nd child I went from 2cm to 10cm in 1 1/2 hrs, very painful.

  • Sarah says:
    I wanted to have an all natural labour and childbirth, and I did!!

  • samii says:
    pain!!

  • Rebecca says:
    it was ok - wanted more pethadine but it was too late!! lol!!

  • Christina says:
    very afraid lol

  • Katherine says:
    get this fucking thing out of me. lol

  • Rachael says:
    I was scared, nervous & in alot of pain but when i think back to it in a weird way i loved every second of the experience and when she was born it was amazing :-)

  • Aneke says:
    nervous, excited, scared

  • Anonymous says:
    i was scared 2 death

  • Rachel says:
    didnt like it one bit, i had complications so had 3 c sections and 3 natural births

  • Anonymous says:
    hoping I could do it naturally...but when push came to shove...begged for durgs and hospital staff did an emergancy ceserian.

  • Tonya says:
    All three of my labors were easy

  • Denise says:
    ouchies baby

  • Anonymous says:
    WTF! knew pain involved but not until it starts n gets worse,its the worst pain ever you would rather be killed

  • Kristy-Anne says:
    I was really hoping to be able to experience it... I didn't delude myself if thinking that it would easy or wouldn't hurt - but deep down I already knew I wouldn't have a natural labour, and tests 10 weeks before bubs was due confirmed that! Such is life!

  • Melanie says:
    Scared,frightened about the PAIN LOL

  • Anonymous says:
    not sure what was going on at first

  • Brittney says:
    i was a bit worried bout wat it was gonna be like..

  • Claire says:
    labour was great, but Abe was laying on my back and the pain was out of this world, contractions where nothing to me!. They say if one lay's on your back they all will!, and they where right!!!.

  • Hazel says:
    Very scared first time round as you never know what to expect . Had to have emergancy section first time and second i chose to have a section ( and no i`m not too posh to push got told she was going to be big)

  • Carmen says:
    it was ok till i had emergency cercerean

  • Claire says:
    ow

  • Moira says:
    oh hell

  • Karina says:
    That there was no way I'd ever have an epidural................................I had 3 LOL

  • Amanda says:
    I was disappointed that i had to be induced and didnt get the natural birth that I wanted, but in the end I got my baby boy out safe and sound so thats all that matters in the end

  • Katie says:
    Didn't have any really had 3 sections

  • Lacy says:
    AWFUL!!!!

  • Michele says:
    I was scared of it and then never even experienced a contraction!!!

  • Anonymous says:
    Very. hard. work!

  • Danelle says:
    i was a bit scared didnt know what was going to happen

  • Anonymous says:
    Doctor said I was in labor, I thought it was Braxton-Hicks. Didn't matter, had to delivery by emergency c-section due to severe complications.

  • Anonymous says:
    Looooonnnngggg

  • Anna says:
    scared

  • Wendy says:
    It actually went pretty fast. I had more problems with having back pain than the contractions during the labour.

  • Julie says:
    Not so good at all, lift at hospital was broken and had to walk three flights of long stairs whilst having contractions and leaking water profusely!!

  • Rebecca says:
    I was terrified before hand coz i didn't know what to expect but by the time i got to it i just wanted the kid out. LOL

  • Shelly says:
    That this is what I had prayed for.

  • Emma says:
    Ooooh Scarey!!!

  • Louise Ann says:
    i was so worried

  • Catherine says:
    Did'nt want to do it....very scared. Luckly i has C-sections with both of my babys.

  • Karina says:
    The first pregnancy I had to get induced. I went into labour, but the labour was obstructed so I had to have an emergency caesarean. The second pregnancy the obstetrician booked a caesarean because the twins were both breech at 37 weeks.

  • Cassandra says:
    had a c-section...just wanted Kade to be ok as he was so early. was shell shocked.

  • Rachel says:
    it was ok, just very tiring........

  • Kylie says:
    Ouch!

  • Anonymous says:
    I was glad I didn't have to do it!

  • Shawna says:
    I was freeked out but when it was actually happening I kept asking when it was going to hurt when the hard part was going to begin....then the "ring of fire" happend and I was like ohhh this must be the bad part...but it was wicked like riding a wave that never crashes

  • Nicola says:
    i was scared as had to be induced 3 times, then it took 3 days till i gave birth

  • Jackie says:
    i was scared but happy and wanting my baby born safe and ok.

  • Karen says:
    my thoughts were meeting my new born

  • Louise says:
    mayn b'n da 1st baby...damn U don't knw wot 2 expect aye...If only we knew how long it wld go 4 we cld count it dwn...but dats not da case now is it...lol....sooo its Pain Pain Pain.!!!...its like never again...lol..but hello 5 kidz l8r..lol...Its all worth it @ da end..

  • Julie says:
    May God have mercy on my soul!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:
    long and triering

  • natalie says:
    seeing my little girl and givin her a big cuddle n loads of kisses

  • Jessica says:
    I thought I would die. Really , actually fall over and die.

  • Maree says:
    i planned a natural birth using the pool. this was wonderful as it took the pressure off my back.

  • Emma says:
    i had lots of good and bad ones

  • Nicole says:
    I was scared to death. The epidural scared me but I didn't know how much it would hurt.

  • Breanna says:
    i was scared out of my mind

  • Naomi says:
    Pethidine is wonderful! I was very happy that drugs had been invented.

  • Lindsay says:
    I thought it was awful- I was 9 days late and I am petrified of needles and having my blood taken, and I ended up having an epidural, which was scary but it did help wwith the pain. I was surprised at how long I actually had to push for- it was just over an hour.

  • Lianne says:
    What's all the fuss about? Yes it bloody hurts but not enough to scream the hospital down!!

  • Kimberly-Jo says:
    man this hurts!! :S

  • Sarah says:
    WITH ALL OF THEM I WAS DREADING EXCEPT MY FIRST WHICH WAS NICOLE CUS IT WAS UNKNOWN AFTER THAT U KNOW AND DREAD IT MORE

  • Jeannette says:
    OMG! I hate pitocin

  • Emma-Jane says:
    I was scared lol

  • Jacquelyn says:
    i was scared as i didn't know what to expect but it wasn't as bad as i thought, although it still hurt like hell lol, 4 hours just gas n air

  • Kate says:
    Not too bad to start with, pain was bearable....until I wasnt able to push...then it became unbearable!

  • Bec says:
    scared the hell outa me the 1st time

  • Glenda says:
    i was just scared

  • Jaynie says:
    scared, its not one of those things you can prepare for no one can tell you what is going to happen or how it is going to feel

  • Donna says:
    scared and excited

  • Anonymous says:
    didnt have one

  • cassie says:
    i didnt realy get time to hink about it, it came and went!

  • Kerry says:
    bloody painful!!!!

  • Linda says:
    It was never gonna end

  • Anonymous says:
    wish it didnt take so long lol

  • Anonymous says:
    Fucking hell....this HURTS!!!

  • Kelly says:
    It bloody hurts and u lose all ur dignity but its worth it in the end

  • Kelly says:
    Please god don't let me end up having a C-section!! I seriously was afraid of being cut open!! I know people choose them these days but those people are crazy!! surgery of any kind freaks me out! and I really wanted to bond immediately with my girl, I didn't want to have to be on pain meds.

  • Hazel says:
    It bloody hurts then you have an epidual and no pain!!!! Gas and air are shit pethadine makes you feel just high and fine, love it!!

  • Michelle says:
    omg what have I done!!!

  • Carey says:
    I didn't want to go into labor and I didn't.

  • Lisa says:
    very scared because i was having twins

  • Rebecca says:
    It was long and useless

  • Anonymous says:
    Painful

  • Anonymous says:
    painful

  • Kate says:
    Posterior positioning most painful thing ever! Epidural = lovely thoughts... but i must say the most amazing thing i have ever done!

  • Joboobie says:
    i enjoyed my labour as it was quick and durg free

  • Anonymous says:
    my thoughts were mostly about who would help me get through the labour.

  • terri says:
    it hurt

  • Kylie says:
    Scared but awesome

  • Rhonda says:
    OUCH!

  • Gillian says:
    scary would i be able to cope

  • Anonymous says:
    Sxxt thats worse than i thought

  • Kerry says:
    oh god help

  • Sue says:
    "It's gonna bloody hurt".

  • Tracy says:
    i was scared, i didn't know what to excpect how it would feel or what it would be like just stories that were told and what i saw my friends go through. which wasn't all that good for them.

  • Anonymous says:
    It was very horrific

  • Jessica says:
    OMG this is so painful!!! I just want to hold my baby girl!

  • Miranda says:
    Toughest workout ever! Most pain ever with back labor

  • Josalyn says:
    I loved labor and delivery! It was amazing and releaving

  • Gemma says:
    I hope he comes out soon as this smarts a bit!

  • Ralene says:
    scared

  • Petrina says:
    Thought I was going to be a gonner........lol

  • Summer says:
    ouch, ouch, Fuck Me, Ouch!

  • Anonymous says:
    It'll be fine!!!!

  • Jessica says:
    thought it would be ok

  • Anonymous says:
    it would be painful

  • Jackie says:
    was frightened but was nt as bad as people made out .

  • emma says:
    really scarey every fiirst time mum does what to expect was plan getting bags sotted what if something goes wrong everything even got me in a state cause you find yourself asking different mums what theres were like and no ones the same .

  • Beverley says:
    A walk in the park, didn't last long at all and they were both born within about an hour of starting last stage.

  • nicola says:
    just get this baby out!! after 17hrs of labour, being 2 weeks late and after being induced twice!

  • Anonymous says:
    lets get it over with

  • Laura says:
    1st time wasnt fazed 2nd time opted for section as 1st time went soooo badly!

  • Anonymous says:
    before scared as hell - after it fooking hurts......

  • Anonymous says:
    scared scared scared scared but now i would do it again and again and again lol

  • Angela says:
    scarcy

  • Melissa says:
    I was kinda scared at first but when the time came I was ready

  • Anonymous says:
    A doddle at the time

  • Jodie says:
    Scared of the pain and the unknown

  • Anonymous says:
    ouch..........................

  • Emma says:
    pooing myself

  • Michele says:
    painful but over quickly

  • Sarah says:
    scary ones the unknown

  • Natalie says:
    in my case very painfull and doctors done listen to and your needs at all even when it could save your health and years of pain

  • sam says:
    i wuz scared but excited

  • Lisa says:
    not a problem

  • Natalie says:
    having only experienced the first stages from my waters breaking to having contractions 2 mins apart before being wheeled in for an emergency C-Section, am looking forward (in someways) to experiencing the full labour with our next (providing its not breech like Imogen was)

  • Jennifer says:
    Very long wish he came on his own :S

  • Sheri says:
    I was a little scared because due to all the risks and complications, so I decided to have an al natural chldbirth and I thought it would be so painful I wouldnt be able to handle it...but I soldiered thru it without screaming and fussing or giving in and taking the pain drugs! and for me...thats a great accomplishment!

  • Pauline says:
    scared & excited

  • Gemma says:
    scared...didnt know what to expect

  • ANGIE says:
    it was long, painful and very rewarding

  • Debbie says:
    Scared at first not as bad as I thought it would be. Second time had to have a ceasarien sectio

  • Jade says:
    i was scared didnt really know what to expect.

  • Deb says:
    absolutely awful .... pain

  • Anonymous says:
    omg,,,im doing anti-natal cliass,s now....scary

  • Frances says:
    wanted the water birth, natiral no durgs the whole shibang.... whatever!!!!!!

  • lisa says:
    i know what to expect next time

  • Jade says:
    scary, then after the birth I thought it was wonderful

  • Anonymous says:
    Dont think abut it until it comes, no one can prepare you if you havent done it before

  • Anonymous says:
    If I thought about it... it scared me. So I didn't think about it. When I got to it... Gas n Air!! and no painkillers!!

  • Leane says:
    didnt really have any, wasnt scared at all because i didnt know what was coming so was quite calm.

  • Aisha says:
    I was nervous the first time as I didn't know what to expect, however I had a birth plan and stuck to it with all 3 pregnancies.

  • Jane says:
    first one was horrible but I think it was nerves more than anything secound was scary but I loved it

  • Anonymous says:
    get me in, cut them out asap!

  • Anonymous says:
    it hurt

  • Sandy says:
    that it would be natural and FAST

  • Anonymous says:
    I was scared to death. Didn't think that I could do it no matter how many other woman had done it, lol. Actually it was extremely easy and gave me a spiritual high! I am so blessed.

  • Janet says:
    PAIN

  • Alyssa says:
    i was scared to death

  • Victoria says:
    scared on my first

  • linda says:
    painful but really enjoyed it would do it again in a heart beat

  • kelly says:
    i didnt have labour, i had a c section.

  • Anonymous says:
    I was very scared!

  • Vicki says:
    Awww, but it was all worth it

  • Erika says:
    I never went into labour :(

  • Amber says:
    The contractions were TERRIBLE!! Once I got to 5cm the epidural came and I was a happy camper! After the epidural it only took 2hrs and I was fully dilated :) then pushed for 50mins and he was here!!

  • Katie says:
    painful but sooo worth the pain!

  • Louise says:
    easy lol just lay there n got cut open... nahhh shit my pants

  • caroline says:
    i was scared from hearing other peoples stories and didnt think id cope with it

  • Lisa says:
    I would do it over again anytime

  • Jennie says:
    Once i reached 7 mths, I was no longer afraid of labor, and was anticipating it.

  • Tammy says:
    wow, not what I expected though worth it in the end......

  • Lisa says:
    I went into labour at 6pm, sitting at Pizza Hut having dinner - it wasn't too bad at first, but the once the contractions started every couple of minutes it became a lot more intense - but was pleasantly surprised that once I was ready to give birth, it went very fast.

  • Halley says:
    i had 2 c-sections

  • Alaina says:
    Drugs are there if you need them...Just go with the flow

  • natalie says:
    i was scared at the beggining of my pregnancy but as the pregnancy progressed it didnt bother me

  • Katie says:
    I wasnt too worried until he got his shoulders stuck. But id do labour anyday!

  • Jennifer says:
    I was scared about the pain, but mostly I was worried about my baby being so big that they would have to do a c-section.

  • Amanda says:
    i figured women do it all the time, i can do it

  • Chasiti says:
    I was scared but excited

  • Gemma says:
    i didnt think about it

  • Leslie says:
    scared out of my mind!

  • Samantha says:
    hat it would go smoothly with no complications

  • Melissa says:
    I was petrified but it was a lot easier than i thought!!! I'd definitely have moreif i can have the same birthing experience!

  • Tanya says:
    hurry up and get this baby out lol

  • Charmaine says:
    Scared at first but at the end I just wanted it to hurray up and happen

  • Anne says:
    Anything but a Cesearean!!

  • Sara says:
    is it ever going to end...

  • Diana says:
    Awful Awful Awful!!! C-sections are the way to go!!!

  • Vicki says:
    OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, OWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Seriously, how long does it take to get the epidural nurse up here?!!!??

  • Amber says:
    well..it hurts what part I felt anyway.An for a first baby only to be in labor for 5 an half hrs is pretty good.So I was greatful for that!

  • Traci says:
    I was very scared. The first labor wasn't bad... good epidural :) Second labor...it was rough.

  • Kari says:
    With Gabe it was miserable. I had only mild pain meds, and I was sick, and I was young, and the cord was wrapped around his neck. With Brady it was a breeze. Labor lasted 3 1/2 hours from start to finish, 1 push and he was out.

  • elizabeth says:
    First hard labor pain always made me wonder if I had some sort of death wish. But after watching Kari give birth, I'd rather do it myself than 'assist' ever again. (I still feel bad for you Kari.)

  • katybug5_ says:
    I cried to my mom while I was in labour for Christian. Kerry helped with the girls....Might I suggest drugs and LOTS of them...By no. 3, I didn't even realize I was having contractions. With my first two --- they had to crown first ----- WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THE DRUGS????

  • Stephanie says:
    GIVE ME MORE DRUGS

  • Beth says:
    i was really scared but once it started i forgot about being scared!

  • Marie says:
    Crapping myself

  • Amanda says:
    Not too bad, thought I was in fake labour and then got to the hospital 9 and 1/2 cms dialted!!

  • Anonymous says:
    it was scary during the first because you didn't know what was going to happen...during my second I pretty much "psyched" myself out......Last one was awful from beginning to end.

  • Katie says:
    Didn't really dwell on it...just figured that women have been doing it for thousands of years, its a natural part of life.

  • Venita says:
    None - didn't get a chance to experience any of it. Good or bad.

  • Kirsty says:
    I was a little scared

  • Natalie says:
    scared the shit out of me

  • Leanne says:
    i was scared

  • Anne-marie says:
    i woz scared about how much pain i would b in

  • Nicole says:
    THIS SUCKS!!!!

  • Stephanie says:
    The 1st time is kinda scary. It is a whole new experience and I am a worrier. But everything turned out fine with Dylan. With Brenna I wasn't as nervous and I knew what to expect and then I had to have an emergency C section and it was actually scarier than the 1st time. In other words, expect the unexpected!

  • Allyson says:
    I wasn't worried about the labor. I just really didn't want a C-section or to get cut. Neither of which occurred either time!

  • chel says:
    did'nt really worry about it.

  • Jenna says:
    I just didn't know what to expect

  • Rachael says:
    I was really scared and not sure what to expect. I'd also never stayed in hospital (except when I was 3) and was nervous about it.

  • Jayne says:
    With My 1st I Kept Thinging It Ay That Bad I Willl Fly Through It LMAO!

  • Crystal says:
    was in labor when I went in for my c-section with Vanessa, but didn't know it.

  • Cheryl says:
    scared the first time, but it was so QUICK and easy the second time. first time with meds, second time all natural...I vote NO DRUGS for labor!!!

  • Susan says:
    Labor? What Labor? :)

  • Lisa says:
    omfg get it out

  • crazy_and_cute88 says:
    i should have took them drugs!except A"miah was c-section so that didnt hurt as much

  • Kristina says:
    A little easier than I thought, I did have an epi though. Poor Thomas got to watch the doctor break my water infront of him.

  • Nikki says:
    How much your body just takes over. Its amazing!

  • Anonymous says:
    loved every minute of it.

  • Anne says:
    Scared. I was 10 days late with Ashley. I had toximia, ended up having emergency C-section. She was 10lbs, 4 ozs. Alex was 2 weeks early, C-section, I was awake. More afraid than the first time. She weighed 9lbs. Turmed out well

  • Amy says:
    Boy,this is going to hert!

  • Suzanne says:
    I was scared, not knowing how paintful it would be.

  • Peggy says:
    scared to death for my baby's health

  • Melanie says:
    i thought it was gona be scary, but pain relief works wonders

  • Jacqualyn says:
    never had labour

  • natasha says:
    really scared

  • tiffany says:
    it hurt alot but it was worh it in the end

  • Bri says:
    i dont really remember much of it.. i had an epidural so i didnt feel no pain. i wanted to go natural but for the safety of me and the baby i had to get put on oxygen and get the epidural or i would have seizures.

  • Emily says:
    NOTHING REALLY I HAD KNOW IDEA WHAT TO EXPECT... I WAS A YOUNG MOM AND I WAS SCARED... AS IS EVERYONE ELSE.. BUT IT WAS FINE..

  • Ingrid says:
    Knew I wasn't going to ever experience it, which made me a little sad.

  • Nerissa says:
    Well, I was hoping to overcome pain with being positive and just do gas, but after a long labour was way to tired and in the end had an epi as they needed to get Nikita out as her heart rate dropped.

  • Nicky says:
    I didnt want tothink about it too much as I didn't want to physc mself out about it so just decided to take it as it came.

  • Liz says:
    I was initially quite worried about the labour and the pain but it was no whee near as bad as I imagined it would be

  • Sandra says:
    i was scared about the pain before labour, I was induced however they had to put me on the drip because the gel hadn't worked very well i think i had a really good experience with labour at first i didnt know where i wanted to sit, stand or walk around have a bath or a shower i finally got comfortable sitting on a stool with my head layin on my pillow that had been placed on my beside table i just concentrated on my breathing throughout my contractions except mum was telling me to breath in and i was concentrating on breathing out so that got a bit confusin. The actual Labouring part went quicker then i or anyone expected I was only pushing for half an hour which was great cause i was starting to get tired.

  • Denise says:
    It would be a tough time but the end result would be so worth it. Whatever was needed, leave it to the experts & go with it. Ended up induced a wekk overdue, super fast, no drugs & a beautiful baby girl!

  • Simone says:
    I was a bit worried, but just knew that I couldnt do anything about it...

  • wendyMae says:
    Long! walked for 11 hrs then had help to break the waters

  • Alisha says:
    I knew it was going to hurt but there was no way of stopping it lol, so I would just deal with it.

  • Lindsey says:
    It was way easier than i thought it would be.

  • Rebekah says:
    labor w/ my first was the worst pain I ever felt in my life, didn't get any medicine until I was 8 cm!

  • Janna says:
    I was scared! Everything happend so fast, but in the end it all went well!

  • Charmaine says:
    Riley was very long, was induced and in labout for 17 hours Bronte wa nice and quick only 1.5 hrs

  • Krystian says:
    HORRIBLE.

  • Trena says:
    Oh Scared to death

  • Tanya says:
    How long is this guna last

  • Lori says:
    NO epidural and NO cutting me

  • Mindy says:
    Before or after? I wanted to do it all naturally and did. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting.

  • Miranda says:
    Which time?! I went into labor 3 different times & they stopped 2 of them! The 1st time was very uncomfortable for 2 days!

  • Jessica says:
    I loathe labor. My contractions are very long and intense, and the doctor had to manually dilate me with Brooklyn.

  • Kim says:
    Scared, but the pain only lasts so long!

  • Kelly says:
    Scared, anxious and excited all at the same time. Much calmer the second time around, probably because it was a planned c section.

  • Leanne says:
    worried didnt no what to expect

  • Chelsey says:
    scared

  • Elizabeth says:
    i was disapointed as i had a ceaser.

  • Karen says:
    ok but would rather have bubs natural

  • Penelope says:
    Didnt really think too much about it with the first but boy did i wit the last two. I then know wat i was in for lol.

  • Christina says:
    Mixed!

  • amanda says:
    wanted to try natural but wasnt allowed cos of medical reasons

  • Maryann says:
    pain, excitment and happiness at the same time ;)

  • Danielle says:
    that i would have him normal but i didn't i had to have a c-seacion

  • Amanda says:
    Wasnt had bad as i had pictured

  • Amy says:
    it was pretty much nonexsistant i had like three contractions then her heart rate dropped and we had to do an emergency c section

  • Danielle says:
    Back labor is a bitch

  • beverly says:
    wasnt that bad. had my mom there with me so it was great

  • Anonymous says:
    horriable but did stop me from getting pregnant the second time when she was 8 mo. old

  • Laura says:
    OUCH

  • Anonymous says:
    For me it was a breeze, didn't really go into labour.

  • Amber says:
    didn't have any other than terror

  • Sharon says:
    It was very long and tiring

  • Tenille says:
    this is going to hurt

  • Emma says:
    Well it was 4 days long so i didnt enjoy that! but is the most amazing feeling ever!

  • Natalie says:
    Loved it!!

  • Erica says:
    With Andrea it was rather long - the birthing part felt good compared to all those hours of contractions... I had morphine and showered a lot. With Darryl I didn't have time to think much of anything - she was in my arms 20 minutes after we got to the hospital.

  • Amber says:
    Well, it was 18½ hours long, pushed for 2½, my epidural didn't take(3 times) and she was 8lbs 7oz and 10 days late....what do YOU think my thoughts are about that..... ;)

  • Anonymous says:
    Traumatic...it was not what I wanted. Everything that I didn't want to happen, happened. That being said, Ruby was born healthy and thats all I could really wish for.

  • Anonymous says:
    Piece of cake! Bring it on!

  • Maria says:
    It was okay,long,but i slept through most of it, LoL!!

  • ANGIE says:
    sucked, went through all the pain then I had to have a c-section.

  • Anonymous says:
    Wonderful.. had a natural birth and wouldn't have it any other way when given a choice... I had a birthing center birth with a midwife (not common in the US) so had the freedom to do a lot more than what we would have had in the hospital..

  • Ashley says:
    I was terrified to give birth so my nurse was an angel! My epidural was a miracle! After the anesthisiologist left the room she upped the dose for me and it never wore off or stopped working at all. I had a completely pain-free delivery. The rest of the labour was not so wonderful though. The cord was wrapped around Jake's neck and with every push I was tightening it and his heart stopped. He was delivered by an emergency episiotomy and vacuum and he was completely blue. They were able to bring him back and get him breathing immediately.

  • tara says:
    I was/am scared about labour. Its no cake walk, it hurts, its painful, its emotional and tiring.

  • Joanne says:
    Scared

  • Collette says:
    nothing but was excited

  • Selina says:
    That all the pain would be worth it as i would have my beautiful baby at the end of it

  • Emily says:
    I tried not to think of it before it happened but it's all worth it in the end!

  • Alisha says:
    i was scared

  • Lisa says:
    I was nervous about labour but thought that it would be ok!

  • Carla says:
    well its hard since i did it with no drugs but its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be thats for sure

  • Charlene says:
    i was terrified im more relaxed this time round

  • Claire says:
    terified but i ended up havin a c saction

  • Calli says:
    it was tough without pain medication but totally worth it. I was surprised that I could actually do it.

  • Chayla says:
    scared

  • Tracy says:
    not good, contractions 5mins apart from the start, dialated slow, 24hr labour

  • Kia says:
    hated it with a passion....started inducing me sunday morning, went all day in night with contractions, went to dliivery rooms on the monday morning, they broke my waters about 9am, contractons started almost instantly...was completely dialated byt 7pm, but he was stuck and then had to have emergency c-section at 1am on the tuesday morning.....it was lonnnnnnnnd and tiring and im bookin myself in for a c-section straight up nxt time

  • michelle says:
    didnt really have any was just gonna go with the flow

  • Cheryl says:
    oh shit!!!!!! lol

  • Kelly says:
    I was petrified before with thoughts of PAIN... but wasn't as bad as I thought it wld have been considering I didn't have time for any drugs!

  • Verity says:
    I wish it would end.

  • Hannah says:
    soooo painfull but worth all the pain..

  • Raasheeda says:
    Oh, I just knew EVERYTHING!! I was so confident that my delivery was going to go EXACTLY the way I had planed. Lol, whatever!!

  • De-Anna says:
    scared at first but then was a bit excited

  • Kate says:
    Loved the experience of my body creating a miracle - applies to pregnancy and labour...

  • amanda says:
    no idea. I was so naive

  • Tina says:
    sceared with my 1st and sceared with my 2nd

  • Jennifer says:
    Scary but exciting

  • Chantal says:
    I was gungho when it came to all natural labour and delivery. I had even contemplated a home birth. I read all of Ina Mays books as well as every other book about labour and delivery. All in all I was confident in my ability and my body's anility to manage childbirth in and effective and healthy manner.

  • Jenna says:
    why was my labor so long compared to my sisters lol

  • Amanda says:
    I am usually pretty tough, but didn't tough this one out as I had planned.

  • chelsea says:
    it didn't bother me

  • Sharleen says:
    OMG!

  • Carleen says:
    even though i studied up on it, it still wasn't what i expected. ouch!

  • Danielle says:
    None. Epidural.

  • Tamara says:
    I can't wait to meet this little guy - When he eventually comes out

  • Kristy says:
    OH MY GOD!!!!! The first labour was very long and I was terrified, so that didn't help it go any quicker. But the second was only about 5-6 hours, and I was absolutely in tune with it all. Loved it and felt really empowered by it!!

  • Kim says:
    not sure as i had a c-section in the end.

  • Kyla says:
    Scary

  • Brekk says:
    not as bad as everyone says

  • Nancy says:
    Scary, thank goodness my mother was there, she knew exactly how to calm me down...She was a comfort and of course the mother instinct kicked in for her, as she reminded me, this is what happens when you don't listen... as I screamed out tie my tubes, i never want to experience this again... Ha ha ha

  • Audrey says:
    pain pain pain

  • Gale says:
    likened to being kicked in the back...

  • Emily says:
    I dont want to do this!!! But once i had my first girl I wanted to do it all over again...looking back the reward of having a beautiful baby out weighs the pain. Its all worth it :)

  • Danielle says:
    I didnt think too much about it first time round, but 2nd time i had a plan and i was kind of looking forward to it.

  • Shauna says:
    ended up being induced socially for the first. it was good not too long. got to hospital at 8pm and he was born at 2.55am. With the second it was quick as well got to hospital at midnight and he was born at about 3am. I was a little more scared the second time round as i was not sure what to expect with waters breaking and suff

  • Lisa says:
    I was scared and didnt know what to expect

  • ashley says:
    wasn't really thinkg about it but it didn't hurt as bad as i thought it was

  • Anonymous says:
    scared!

  • Julie-Liz says:
    I didnt even think about it properly to be honest. I freaked out more on my 2nd. prob cuz i knew what to expect lol :-s

  • April says:
    omg soooooo scared!

  • Beckie says:
    what I had wasn't too bad

  • Jenne says:
    i was kinda nervous about it but it turned out to be not so bad, got a little sick from the epidural though which kinda sucked