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Thread: pain or no pain??

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    Ellibam Guest

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    i just wanted to know is it possible to have contractions with out pain. or pain with out contractions, during the first parts of labour??


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    Zander was posterior (his back to my back) so I had a lot of trouble distinguishing my contractions. I had a lot of pain in my back & it was just constistent so it was hard to tell when the contractions were coming in the early stages. I was on MSN with Cailin trying to time them & they went on for several minutes so I thought, but it was mainly the back pain that I was getting them confused with!

    So yup, you can have pain in the early stages without contrations from my experience. I have also heard that some people don't notice they are in labour because they have the tightening without the pain.

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    Yep you can surely have contractions without pain. My mum has painfree labours, she actually gets told when she's in labour not the other way around. I guess that would be a great thing but also quite dangerous, who knows where you could end up having your baby.

    Hehe, another way for painfree contractions is with an epidural



    Take care
    Trish

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    Thank guys
    im glad you could understand my question.
    i thought after i posted it it was stupid, but i feel my stomach tighten but dont get the pain that everyone says they get.

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    Ive had tightenings of my stomach aswell and don't get any pain. Im putting these down to braxton hicks. Though last friday i had some that were painful (only mild period pain), and i thought this was labour but it wasn't ](*,) hope so soon

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    katanya Guest

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    The Ob/gyn I saw in hospital had pain free labours..contractions but no pain..she told me thsi when I asked what contarctions felt like..she said she'd been a ob/.gyn for 20 years and had 2 children and still couldn't answer that question..

    I'm afraid to say that I had painless Braxton Hicks, and had a painful labour..until the epidural that is

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