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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Contractions

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Contractions


Contractions are a pain in the uterus. And, while it's impossible to understand what they feel like unless you've experienced them, everyone tries.

My mom likens the pain to "little pings," but even after delivering both my kids, I'm not sure I can put the physical sensation into words.

Though I do recall that the moments between them were absolutely euphoric. Concentrating on the lull between the pangs made them all the more bearable.

What do you think contractions feel like? And, how did you deal with them during labor?

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