This is hard to answer because they are so different for everyone. With my first I had really bad back labor and titanic contractions. (You do not get a break with those, they peak and only let up a little until the next peak). I also have a bulged disc in my lumbar spine and that baby was face up and would not flip. So that labor, the contractions felt like my spine was exploding and simultaneously being ripped out of my butt hole.... I am truly jealous of women who say they could breathe through their barely painful contractions. I hope my next is different and that no one else has had contractions like this.
K, wife to my wonderful E, mom to my beautiful A
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