Quoting MommaSav2:" I can't say I've had a traumatic birth but they were both very painful for sure. Do you just have a low ... [snip!] ... time if I were you I would try to be a little bit more educated about how your body works during labor and to avoid the pit."
I didn't want to be induced, but they gave me no choice. Next time I will wait for sure! Im pretty sure it was because of the induction, since my body wasn't ready for pushing at all. Never had any kind of urge.
Generally I would really not consider myself as having a low pain tolerance - Ive done things before like pierce a belly ring myself without numbing it (back in crazy highschool days), but I would say that I handle pain just fine - which is why I opted for natural birth in the first place. But that couldnt possibly be catogorized as pain.. just some form of inhumanity
I genuinely also believe that if I had not gotten induction and just left my body to do what it was supposed to, I would have been fine. But here in South Africa the doctors really like their convenience.. It was getting quite late and Im guessing my gynie "just wanted to get it over with" as opposed to be called up during early morning hours.