I didnt use any drugs for either of them and I can honestly say that the pain was just as bad as the first one but not worse.
Your boss shouldnt being saying that sort of stuff to you and pregnant women has enough to worry about.
The only thing I must say was worse was the pains after giving birth. They are not unbearable but it is like really bad period pain, I was not prepared for that because I didnt get any pain after my first.
I'm going to bring some nurofen or panadiene into the hospital with me for my third because panadol did nothing. The midwifes said that the after pains are normal for women who have already had a child.
But anyway good luck on your journey and tell your boss to keep her advice to herself if its negative,
April 25.09.03 Madeline 20.09.06 Jacqu
I wonder if second time around your body 'knows' what to do so well that it is super efficient, and works a lot harder?
Dunno, that was my experience anyway.
I had both births without pain relief, so pain can definitely be managed by techniques, if you are that way inclined.
You can do this, your body was made perfectly to do this. smile
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What a silly thing for someone to tell you!
I cant comment to much as only one ds for me so far but I have to say I think always awake hit the nail on the head there cos I am not even ttc with #2 yet but it already plays on my mind what I have to do to get it out iykwim!
You will be fine tho and do a great job!
I am up to baby #6 and I can say that if it hurt too much I think we all would only have 1 or maybe 2 babies. My second wasn't too bad but my first was very easy and with no after pains. The after pains get worse but the actual birth doesn't. If your boss told you this maybe they are a big sook and cant handle pain at all.