How painful is natural childbirth.
I know a lot of pregnant women want to know the answer to this - I definitely did. The problem is I don't think anyone can give you a clear answer. I've broken a bone and been in a car accident, but nothing compare to the unique KIND of pain I felt while delivering Avery. The thing is, within 2-3weeks post partum the whole ordeal had become fuzzy in my mind. I couldn't really describe the pain to you. I remember thinking in the moment that it was aweful, unbearable, I never want to do this again painful - but now it seems so far removed that I can't really put my finger on it. I know I will do it again if I can, LOL.
I don't want to scare anyone. The truth is we're meant to do this. We're built to handle the pain. The trick is to not let fear work it's way into your head. Panicking will make it all worse.
The thing is since labor is different for every single mother you can't really tell someone how it's going to be for them. They will just have to see for themselves!
I think maybe I could have stood it without the sciatica, but does it hurt? Sorry, yes it does.