Who knows about painless contractions??

Angela - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I heard about painless contractions and how labour can be happening but its not really noticeable, then you get only a couple of hours of painful labour....

coments advice, i have further questions.. so lets get talking please! thank you !

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Joanna - posted on 10/22/2009

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With my first child, I had back labor. I consider it painless, because I have scoliosis, so my back always hurt, and the back labor didn't feel any worse than my normal backpain. finally I went to the hospital just because I was a day overdue and my mom wanted to check, and BAM, had my daughter half an hour later.

Toni - posted on 10/23/2009

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i had a painless labour right up until i was pushin my son in2 the world the midwives were shockd that i was 10cm when arrivin at the hospital nd tryin hard not to push but yet still walkin fine nd laughin nd with in minutes they had me on bed nd i had my little boy

Bridget - posted on 10/21/2009

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I dont know if my story will help but I had my first son 4 weeks ago and I only felt minor contractions for about an hour before I went to my doctor and told me I was 7cm dialated... drove to the hospital walked to labor and delivery every nurse looked at me like I was crazy that I could still have a smile on my face was given a local then an epi a couple hours later... went thru that for 22 hours pushed for 2 and the only thing I felt was the pain from crowning and pushing for so long. Not sure how I did it tho since Im a baby when it comes to pain

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Holly - posted on 08/14/2010

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My contractions were NOT painless but I have read a book about it and the lady who wrote the book has experience with it...she explained it this way: make a fist so that your arm muscles are contracting. Hold it as long as you can. Did it hurt? no, but your muscles did get tired. I thought it was a cool way to explain it and hope that my next one is that way!

Candi - posted on 10/21/2009

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well that was my second delivery of my son... nothing intense then bamm only at the end, and i was still laughing through. the two pushes, and wall lla.. only lasted about 20 mins, my husband said. The Doc was even laughing couldn't believe how easy that was for me. lol

Zilma - posted on 10/21/2009

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I was lucky, didn't feel a thing for my two kids, though my first child was born a month early. Per a monitor I had a heavy contractions and they decided to keep me in the hospital for having my baby the same day, but I understand walking helps a lot for painless contractions, also drinking a lot of water and eating healthy.

Angela - posted on 10/21/2009

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with my first when i was preg. i was lay on my back and put my waist down up on the wall and it would actually slide the baby closer to my chest to take away the pressure. getting in and out of that position was tough though lol thank you for the suggestion :)

Jennifer - posted on 10/21/2009

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Painless contractions in my experience are Braxton Hicks. I have 4 children and each time I was in labor I had contractions in different places. Stomach contractions, back labor, and down there contractions, which in my opinion are the worst. Contractions are tolerable up until they break your water. Only about 20% of women's water will break on their own; so some women can get to a dilation of 6 and handle it just fine. But once they break that water they are painful and you can't get your epidural fast enough. When your in real labor you'll know it.

Brandy - posted on 10/21/2009

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That would be amazing! Never heard of painless contractions before. Sounds like the baby is choosing an uncomfortable position for you. I was told to go on all fours and let my belly hang low, then raise my back, and let it hang again. Do this a few times then stand up and see if the baby is in a more comfortable position.

Angela - posted on 10/21/2009

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really?

when you look back at it, do you remmeber anything that was going on when the painless stuff what goin on? i have a lot of random sharp pains on my right side. and pushing sharp pains from the baby movin around down there. its worse when i lay down, but i'm so tierd right now that i can't help but lay down. i'm due in 6 days baby #2

Peggy - posted on 10/21/2009

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I didnt feel my contractions until my water broke and the baby was crowning and this happened with both my children

Holly - posted on 08/14/2010

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My contractions were NOT painless but I have read a book about it and the lady who wrote the book has experience with it...she explained it this way: make a fist so that your arm muscles are contracting. Hold it as long as you can. Did it hurt? no, but your muscles did get tired. I thought it was a cool way to explain it and hope that my next one is that way!

Brandy - posted on 10/21/2009

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That would be amazing! Never heard of painless contractions before. Sounds like the baby is choosing an uncomfortable position for you. I was told to go on all fours and let my belly hang low, then raise my back, and let it hang again. Do this a few times then stand up and see if the baby is in a more comfortable position.

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