Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Layla-and-Faith:</b>" I don't know.. I think getting kicked ... [snip!] ... and giving birth are painful.. uncomfortable sure, but it isn't painful."</blockquote> A c-section with no drugs?"
No, for the c-section I was put to sleep and then woke up with the working epidural (It's didn't take and they didn't have time to make it work as it was an emergency section so they masked me instead) I mean the recovery, sure I was sore.. but it wasn't THAT bad. As for the vaginal birth and the labor/contractions.. They were uncomfortable.. but I didn't find it painful. It was managable. I just went with it, breathed through the contractions, often laughing/talking during them. I couldn't truthfully tell a man that labor/child birth is beyond painful because "to me" it wasn't. The soreness for the weeks to follow the vaginal birth hurt more than the actual birth lol. Again, I'm sure it's different for everyone. Maybe, it is painful for some other people.. but one of the first things I has said to SO afterwords was "That wasn't bad at all, I want to do it again" lol. I found the whole experience beyond amazing and really enjoyed it.. maybe I just had a different frame of mind, I'm not really sure why I didn't find it to be painful. A few friends all say the same things.. my bestfriend says having her gall ball bladder removed hurt WAY more then giving birth naturally to her twins. So it's not just me lol