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How painful is childbirth?

How painful is childbirth?

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

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Help please? How painful is childbirth?

Help please? How painful is childbirth?

Extremely variable.: The childbirth experience can be quite different from one child to another (same woman). I found it painful - (but a small list of other problems have caused more pain). ...Read more

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What is more painful, childbirth or being stabbed by a knife?

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

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Help please! is childbirth really as painful as people make it out to be?

Help please! is childbirth really as painful as people make it out to be?

My female puts say--: That a bad kidney stone and severe sciatica are worse pains! Out of the mouths of mothers! ...Read more

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What happens if childbirth is so painful, why do women keep having children?

What happens if childbirth is so painful, why do women keep having children?

Selective forgetting: The running gender joke is that "if men had babies, the human race would never survive".I have been told the joy of the outcome is what allows women to do it more than once. ...Read more

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What is another painful situation that you can compare childbirth to in women?

What is another painful situation that you can compare childbirth to in women?

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

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Does anyone know if childbirth is painful for the baby?

Does anyone know if childbirth is painful for the baby?

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

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Will it be painful to have sex for the first time after childbirth?

Will it be painful to have sex for the first time after childbirth?

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 more

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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

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If you have extremely painful cramps before pregnancy will you have a painful childbirth?

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

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Constant Painful joints, all Rheumy blood tests normal. No visible redness or inflammation. Started years proceeding childbirth. Audible crack, poppin?

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

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Painful spot in upper left abdominal muscle, along with chest discomfort & lots of gas. Possible hernia from childbirth?

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

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Heavy painful periods after child birth whilst on depo. What can I do?

Heavy painful periods after child birth whilst on depo. What can I do?

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 more

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What amount does childbirth hurt?

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 more

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How many women die in childbirth?

How many women die in childbirth?

16-17 per 100,000: Published in the lancet journal in 2010, the rate of maternal death in the us was 16.7 per 100, 000 live births. Ranked 39th in the world, the higher mortality is probably linked to older age and obesity. ...Read more

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How do young women die in childbirth?

How do young women die in childbirth?

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

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What is the bradley childbirth method?

What is the bradley childbirth method?

Natural childbirth: Bradley is a method of childbirth that educates the patient on the birth process and methods to control the pain. Patients that are willing to learn the process do very well. ...Read more

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When can I travel again after childbirth?

When can I travel again after childbirth?

Depends: You should be able to travel as soon as you want and are able after your delivery. For many women travel is ok within a couple weeks afte delivery. ...Read more

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