A friend of mine was telling me that labor pains felt like bad gas pains but like 5 times worse. When i had a m/c last year i was in alot of pain for a few hours after i was sent home. I put some heating pads on and drank warm tea all night. I felt like crying and i remember telling my self that if this was what labor felt like would i be able to go through this? But i think i can do it i mean after all im pregnant (7 months) so its not like i have a choice...lol How ever it feels i know i had too be ready..... There are alot of labor posts you can tell we are all getting a little closer.... Good luck you guys!!!!
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!
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