I remember before giving birth to my two boys, being absolutely TERRIFIED of what was going to happen to me.
I knew it was going to hurt, but everyone seemed to describe the pain differently. When you have never experienced childbirth before, the terror can be unrelenting. Little did I know that even though it hurt like nothing else, you soon somewhat forget about it afterwards.
Today, I’m sharing what it felt like for me — and 10 other ladies will also share their experience of trying to describe the pain!
1. Nicky, 22
“The pain felt like I had a massive ‘air bubble’ in my belly that slowly got bigger and bigger. I felt ‘pushed’ literally from the inside out. When it came to actually giving birth, the ‘burning ring of fire’ when the head was crowning was the worst! It wasn’t so much pain as ‘stinging’. And yes it felt like I was pushing a bowling bowl out of my bowel!”
2. Samantha, 39
“It felt like my spine had been grasped by pliers, and was slowly being pulled out of my body via my arse. Thank goodness I had an epidural!”