Re: GAS pains VS. LABOR pains
Hmmm, I am not sure what your question is? Are you asking how long each contraction lasts? I would say about 30-40 seconds if my memory serves me. I would have to agree with your friend saying that they feel like gas pains but MUCH MORE intense. The first contraction I had woke me out of a dead sleep and sorry, this probably sounds gross, but I thought I had to go to the bathroom. I got up and went to the bathroom thinking that was what was going on. But nothing. I finally went back to bed and then steadily throughout the night, I had them more and more. So I would say that is what it felt like to me. However, I do remember that when it was happening I described it to my mom because I wasn't sure what was going on and she did not think it sounded like labor to her, or what she felt anyway. She was wrong in my case!
~Ella Ann, July 2, 2007~
~Madilyn Mya, September 21, 2008~