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AIBU to ask if there is any pain you have experienced..

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ChocolateQuiltedShitPig Sun 31-May-20 23:56:03

That is worse than childbirth?

Just trying to ease my anxieties over giving birth, due this week!

I hate the unknown and not having a client what level of pain to expect. I know every labour is different but I cant sleep and thought I'd ask!

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JumpingAtJackdaws Sun 31-May-20 23:59:47

Dental pain. Pulpitis in a molar is the worst pain I've ever experienced. I'd give birth every day of the week rather than go through that again!

Rubyred24 Mon 01-Jun-20 00:00:21

Sorry no. Not felt pain like it although they wouldn't give me any pain relief.

Wynston Mon 01-Jun-20 00:00:42

With my first dc it was an intense feeling but I remember looking at him the next morning thinking I would do that again in a heartbeat for this little person to be in my arms. Good luck op you're little one will be here very soon!!

SierraHotel Mon 01-Jun-20 00:01:29

Toothache. Seriously, my labours were less painful than toothache I had earlier this year.

Immigrantsong Mon 01-Jun-20 00:02:04

Toe nail removal.

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 01-Jun-20 00:02:12

Breaking my back.
Blood gasses.
Both were worse than child birth.

WTF99 Mon 01-Jun-20 00:02:54

Yes.....I had sciatica which was 6 weeks of non stop unbearable pain, whereas both my births were 12ish hours of intermittent pain which I managed with next to no drugs, and had a lovely baby to show for it at the end! Much easier than sciatica.

CoachBombay Mon 01-Jun-20 00:03:03

I found the following far more painful than childbirth

Tibia and fibula fracture same leg
Kidney infection

Both were horrific, the pain the trauma, I remember contractions thinking yeah my leg hurt way more than this.

cleanseTone Mon 01-Jun-20 00:03:18

There's no point sugar coating it, it will be pain beyond what you can imagine. But.. in my experience you almost remove yourself from it because its so all consuming while it's happening. Gas and air is very effective if used properly (midwife will tell you to breathe it in before contractions reach their peak). An epidural is a reasonable request but sometimes there are reasons you can't have one. I progressed too quickly and couldn't stay still as my contractions were coming so fast.

You will birth your baby, you'll get through it and you'll probably do it again in a few years. Absolute best of luck. We women are incredible.

BadgertheBodger Mon 01-Jun-20 00:03:40

It’s bizarre...I honestly had the worst labour imaginable, induction drip with a 10lb back to back baby and no pain relief for 8 hours because the bastard epidural kept falling out. Then it all went terribly wrong and I ended up with failed forceps and EMCS...and somehow although I can remember the pain and how awful it was, I’m here, I’m fine, and I have a beautiful 3 yo who I couldn’t live without. You’ll be grand, you’ll cope because you have to smile

Lindy2 Mon 01-Jun-20 00:03:52


At least in labour contractions come and go. Appendicitis pain just went on and on.

I did opt for pain relief for both though. An epidural for labour and a big slug of liquid morphine for the appendix.

JellyfishandShells Mon 01-Jun-20 00:04:07

Dental abscess. Much worse. . Also, the knowledge that a contraction is not a pointless pain, it is moving towards something, does help a bit.

Davros Mon 01-Jun-20 00:04:05

Lung biopsy

VimFuego101 Mon 01-Jun-20 00:04:10


Xmasbaby11 Mon 01-Jun-20 00:04:21

God no. Nothing anywhere near as bad as childbirth and it went on for hours. Thankfully I had an epidural in the end.

sparkli Mon 01-Jun-20 00:05:06

Kidney stones. I have 6DC and had kiney stones when my youngest was 8 weeks old. I would rather go through labour again!

namechangenumber2 Mon 01-Jun-20 00:05:36

Up until 2 years ago I would have said knee dislocation - happened a lot during my teens until I had an op at 20

However, 2 years ago I had a wide excision on my shin for malignant melanoma - the aftermath was absolutely excruciating sad. It was left open to heal and I couldn't even bare to weight bear on my foot. I've never known pain like it ( far worse than childbirth)

Good luck with the labour! It's a weird pain, bloody worth it when you look at your baby at the end though smile

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 01-Jun-20 00:06:23

Nah, 18 years on, I've not forgotten the pain and how much I hated giving birth.
I did it, and it was worth it, but still shit.

MustGetOutofBed Mon 01-Jun-20 00:06:28

Gallstones for sure!
Of course childbirth us tough but at the end of it you have a beautiful baby! With gallstones the Pain never eased until the episode was over and had me on my knees crying in pain, labour wasn't half as bad.
Good luck with it!

Laburnam Mon 01-Jun-20 00:06:53


NCbutnotaweirdsextroll Mon 01-Jun-20 00:08:37

My knee momentarily dislocating.

I've gave birth 5 times and I'd do it again over that 3 seconds of knee agony.

Cocolapew Mon 01-Jun-20 00:08:51

Pulmonary embolism.
Gallbladder spasms.

dellacucina Mon 01-Jun-20 00:09:21

I have no idea if this will be helpful, but the entire time I was in labour, I kept reminding myself that what I was feeling was basically a muscle that has never been exercised. It's not pain born of an injury.

For me, the worst part was that I had intense nausea through the entire 14 hour ordeal. I could barely choke down a small cup of apple juice to keep my energy up.

It is pretty painful, but for me, it truly was like a really horrible cramp.

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