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OMG, my lady bits hurt

(19 Posts)
Esmummy Tue 23-May-06 10:53:08

A woman on Discovery Health just gave birth to an 11lb 12 oz baby girl at home with just gas and air Ouch Ouch Ouch

tenalady Tue 23-May-06 10:56:09

These women are crazy. I can never understand this need to feel ALL the pain.

lucykate Tue 23-May-06 11:00:58

she'll be walking like a cowboy for a while

compo Tue 23-May-06 11:01:50

Sometimes they don't have any choice, labour happens too quick for drugs!!

Esmummy Tue 23-May-06 11:04:50

Plus the head came out then the sholders got stuck and the baby wasn't budging. Head was born for a while before she moved for the body to come out. Looked like a 3 month old baby

PinkTulips Tue 23-May-06 11:17:55

heard a midwife say once that the bigger babies can be far less painful as they're more rounded? no idea if thats true, my dd was a nice convenient 7lb4, not too painful at all.

lanismum Tue 23-May-06 11:23:54

my aunts last (and 6th) baby weighed 11lb 120z, thats a family record, no stitches either!

lanismum Tue 23-May-06 11:25:22

pinktulips, my aunt had a few 10lb babies too, and one who was 5lb something, and she said that the 5lb one was by far the most painfull, strange isnt it?

PinkTulips Tue 23-May-06 11:35:10

very wierd! maybe i can stop panicing at the rate my bump is growing now

lanismum Tue 23-May-06 11:36:35

Esmummy Tue 23-May-06 11:48:25

This woman had no stitches either .
Thankfully DD was only 8lb 9oz, that was big enough for me, a nice 7lber will do this time please

expatinscotland Tue 23-May-06 11:49:39

A woman in Aberdeen has just given birth to a 13 lb.'er. By Csection. But man, he's HUGE. 22 in. long as well.

Esmummy Tue 23-May-06 11:51:11

They don't even look like babies do they expat, they are humungous

SleepyJess Tue 23-May-06 11:53:29

I think it's because larger babies are generally full, or nearly term, and are able to 'assist' their own delivery in some subtle way.. remember midwives saying this.. not sure how it works... whereas smaller, often pre-term babies, can't

Esmummy Tue 23-May-06 11:55:36

Yeah I remember someone saying something about bigger babies being able to help in some way and that smaller babies were harder to deliver.
OK so maybe i'll go for 8lb this time but please no horrid stitches

sugarfree Tue 23-May-06 11:56:29

A midwife friend of mine said the small ones get out of position more easily and have room to stick arms up etc whereas a bigger one just has to keep going.
Don't know how true that is but it does make some kind of sense.

PinkTulips Tue 23-May-06 12:05:46

lol sugerfree, that just reminded me... dd was born with one arm up by her face as if she were clawing her way out... and i tore my labia both sides as a result! must be something in it then

MrsLee Wed 24-May-06 15:03:13

hehee iv had to ban myself from watching them programs.. all looks soo painfull and every birth i watched i cried at the end lol, We all know its going to be painfull no need to rub it in lol

kayzed Wed 24-May-06 16:56:32

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