S - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 39 moms have responded )
I recall one of my coworkers mentioning something about this and I've heard it a few other times. Why is it that other people dismiss having a preemie as easy since I delivered my daughter at 1lb 10 oz.
I will be the first to admit that obviously pushing was MUCH easier for me than it might have been for other mothers however just because I had a smaller baby it doesn't mean that my body said "um we only have to go thru half the contractions". I still had to dilate fully plus one and yes...the contractions hurt. Unfortunately it was too late for me to have any pain meds by the time I got around to wanting them. I'm interested to hear from other moms