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Very painful: At best - Labor pain can feel like really severe menstrual cramps. The cramping radiates from the pelvis to the back or the back to the pelvis. Without an epidural many women find it unbearable during their first pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancies, they are able to tolerate the pain better and the labor can be shorter. ...Read more
There isn't one : Correct answer for this. There can be a great deal of variability in how much pain a woman experiences during childbirth. The pain from being stabbed can also differ depending on the person's pain threshold, what the person is stabbed with (sharp vs dull), depth of stab wound, location etc. ...Read more
Getting smacked over: Seriously? Is this a real question? Watch ncis and see how mark harmon's character repeatedly smacks the young investigator in the back of the head... ...Read more
We don't think so: I can't imagine it is comfortable but there doesn't seem to be pain exactly. There have been some studies looking at brain wave pattern and heart rate patterns during labor and most babies don't look much different during labor and delivery than they did the week before. So, in a normal birth, it doesn't appear that they feel pain. It must feel weird to have your head squeezed though. ...Read more
Possibly: After childbirth estrogen levels drop which can cause a decrease in vaginal lubrication. Add to this any stitches or tears that might have occurred during delivery and it can be uncomfortable for some women to have sex. Waiting 6 weeks after delivery, using lubricant and going slow the first few times after delivery is the best way to make sure that it is pleasurable for you too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you usually have painful menstrual cramps. Does that mean your childbirth will be more painful?
Not necessarily: There is not really any correlation between degree of pain a woman experiences during her menstrual period and how painful labor is likely to be. Childbirth pain varies dramatically from patient to patient, and some women go through childbirth with no pain medicine whatsoever, and others sometimes describe pain despite having an epidural. ...Read more
Painful childbirth: Depends how "natural" you want to be. Your good obstitirician has a million ways (maybe 5 or 6) to make you feel more comfortable in your delievery, from more painful and awake to see your prize, until not even remembering the event. ...Read more
Constant Painful joints, all Rheumy blood tests normal. No visible redness or inflammation. Started years proceeding childbirth. Audible crack, poppin?
Exercise: You may be simply deconditioned form inactivity. The good news is your rheumatolgy workup is negative. If not active, begina program of burst interval high and low impact aerobics. Consult a physicial therpay and/or a personal trainer. Use Advil (ibuprofen) ( low dose) until joint pain resolves. BioFreeze is another excellent product for joint pain. ...Read more
Painful spot in upper left abdominal muscle, along with chest discomfort & lots of gas. Possible hernia from childbirth?
Hiatal hernia?: There are no congenital abdominal wall hernias in the left upper abdominal wall (front muscles). A hiatal hernia could be the cause, but only if large. These are also called paraesophageal hernias, and can be diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study. Sometimes need upper endoscopy too. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Very common: Although most women will not have periods at all on depo some will have irregular bleeding. If it continues you may consider an alternative method of birth control that can give you better cycle control. If you do not want more children consider essure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: DSome women have very little pain with contractions in labor and need no pain medication, but most women do have pain and benefit from some type of pain control management such as IV drugs or and epidural. You should discuss your options with your doctor well before going into labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maternal death: Women die in childbirth form blood clots to the lungs, sepsis, bleeding disorders, primary pulmonary hypertension. Lupus, preeclampsia, heart disease, strokes, and other underlying medical disorders. Even in the 21st century, people die. We do the best we can as physicians, but some problems are insurmountable. ...Read more