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Being nosey- did you scream or were you quiet when giving birth?

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Princesspowersparkle Thu 12-Jul-07 12:57:32

Just being nosey really. I imagine myself being really quiet but I know when I get there I'll probably be screaming my head off. Think it will shock DH! x

Washersaurus Thu 12-Jul-07 13:00:30

OMG I REALLY screamed, I felt it helped . Midwife repeatedly told me off and said I would regret it when my throat was all sore....she was right, I lost my voice..and I probably scared all the other women on the delivery suite in the process

HarrywillNOTfuckingdie Thu 12-Jul-07 13:00:35

DD - epidural - quiet

DS - nothing - EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

meandmyflyingmachine Thu 12-Jul-07 13:01:42

I made a lot of noise, until the midwife gently pointed out that perhaps I should direct my energy elsewhere

cornsilk Thu 12-Jul-07 13:01:43

Grunted quite a lot. Moaned too. Too knackered to scream.

TigerFeet Thu 12-Jul-07 13:02:06

I screamed like a banshee
And also a spot of mooing like a cow
Interspersed with a little light swearing

I was in competition with the woman in the room next to me. We never managed to synchronise our contractions so it seemed that there was always one or the other of us yelling.

cornsilk Thu 12-Jul-07 13:03:59

Also some retching.

HuwEdwards Thu 12-Jul-07 13:04:00

I was very quiet. I have the vocabulary of a navvy normally, but I never swore once.

TigerFeet Thu 12-Jul-07 13:05:19

oh yes... retching...

fond memories

chevre Thu 12-Jul-07 13:05:36

v. quiet - lots of breathing. blubbed like a baby when i was told i was about to have a section though!

thomcat Thu 12-Jul-07 13:07:58

During contractions it was more a low owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww into a pillow.

During pushing stage agian it was a low deep noise.

Put it this way, my neighbour came round the next day with flowers and we hadn't actually told her!

thehairybabysmum Thu 12-Jul-07 13:09:13

Ditto to Huw...I asked DH about this the other night as i wasnt sure what i'd been like. He said i didnt have chance to amke much noise due to having the gas and air nozzle permanaently attached to me!!

BadHair Thu 12-Jul-07 13:09:41

Pretty noisy first time round, partly because I thought that yelling would help with the pushing. It doesn't.
Second and third children arrived with considerably less noise, probably because I was directing my energies elsewhere.

lucykate Thu 12-Jul-07 13:10:01

i grunted like a warthog according to dh, no screaming

doughnuts Thu 12-Jul-07 13:11:22

yes, think it was more grunting with the effort !!!!

cornsilk Thu 12-Jul-07 13:11:55

The midwives were very noisy and bossy though. (In the nicest possible way!)

Quiddaitch Thu 12-Jul-07 13:11:57

completely utterly silent. dh said he knew that it hurt because i wasn't swearing. but i'd do it all again tomorrow, it was brilliant fun.

Tutter Thu 12-Jul-07 13:12:26

i bellowed

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 13:12:59

I think I swore alot, but only in a normal, well, slightly exorcist, type of tone. No loud yelling for me, it was far more sinister and threatening.

cornsilk Thu 12-Jul-07 13:13:42

Yes it's great fun! Don't worry Princesspowersparkle - it's a piece of piss.

singingmum Thu 12-Jul-07 13:13:57

Screamed like hell with first one and called my mother(not dp even though he was there)every nasty name under the sun for telling me to try and be quieter.IT HURT FGS!
Second not so bad but went through lots of Gas and air so was high as a kite and sleepy

Blu Thu 12-Jul-07 13:16:56

I went 'huuuuurgggghhhhh' in a low sort of tone as I was breathing out- I felt as if I was in a james Herriot episode. was the enormity of what was going on in my body - wasn't in pain, particularly.

I am quite mouthy normally so DH was expecting me to swear like a navvy but I said nothing and made no sound apart from grunting when pushing.

BocoBeak Thu 12-Jul-07 13:17:32

I'm not a loud person at all, i'm pretty quiet actually, but i SCREAMED my head off, and swore, and made noises i didn't know were possible. My midwife told me to keep the noise down (bitch)

RuthChan Thu 12-Jul-07 13:17:35

Didn't scream, but wasn't silent.
Was told not to scream during pushing because it releases the pressure and stops the push from being so effective.
I think I was actually pretty quiet considering that I had NO PAIN RELIEF WHATSOEVER!!!

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