I was curious as to how many of you actually remember how bad labour really was or has the memories of the pain involved faded. I can remember the sequence of events and how incredibly long it all was with labour starting at 7:30 on Wednesday night and DD being born at 2:20pm on Friday. I can remember being in the delivery room sucking on the gas like there was no tomorrow. As far as the pain from the contractions goes I can't really remember them. The only part that is still vivid in my mind and raises the hairs on my arms when I think about it was when the doctor who had been called in due to complications shoved a cathedar up and then proceeded to cut me with a pair of scissors for an episiostomy (sp). I had only used the gas thoughtout labour so this hurt like nothing I could have imagined. Then they stuck the vaccuum up which was also a nightmare. The doctor did offer to numb me before putting my stitches in which always makes me laugh now.
Would love to hear your memories of labour. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Karen, NSW, 1 baby girl