Is pushing the easy part?

So granted.. I have not HAD my baby yet.. but I have been completely surprised to hear loads of my girlfriends tell me that PUSHING the baby out is the easy part.. that you have the urge so much.. that yes, while it hurt, it felt good to release the urge and get them out.. is this true?!

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    12/18/13
    Stephanie Mitchell
    Oh goodness... I had all of my girls naturally. No epi, no pain relief, Pushing is easy, it is out of your control, you pretty much have to. lol BUT after the babys head then comes the shoulders, obviously much wider than the head, After you get past the shoulders, (along with excruciating pain) your done. My girlfriend once described it as taking a nice big dump, so yes a release is experienced. Trying not to get too graphic here is pretty much impossible. LOL
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      12/18/13
      Kayla DeLeon
      I pushed for 45 mins with my first and I was falling asleep after pushing each time lol it is hard work but grab those legs and push as hard as you can.

      If you go all natural be prepared for the ring of fire one you get the head out everything will go easy as pie.

      haha and I agree with Stephanie when you feel like going number 2 you are probably at 10 cm and need to push it does feel amazing when the baby is out lol

      You will do great!
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        12/18/13
        Kayla DeLeon
        I had one with my last daughter. I said this is my last child and I don't wanna feel pain this round lol
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        12/18/13
        Kayla DeLeon
        It was very painless I felt the contractions just enough to know they were there and I needed to push
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          12/18/13
          It's different for everyone but on this case I can agree with your girlfriend. For me pushing was the easy part. The hard part was the contractions and labor before hand. however I had an epidural. And honestly the act of getting the epidural was the worst for me. It was just really scary for me...now let me say I am glad I did it, but it was very scary. The pushing for me lasted less than an hour, and at that point your in labor for so long you will really do just about anything to get that kid out so you wont even care!
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            12/18/13
            Stephanie Mitchell
            im afraid of needles (yet i have 3 tattoos) the thought of a needle going into my spine... nahh ill pass. but you can get a local to ease pain in between contractions, which i opted for with my first daughter... sorry forgot about that! lol
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              12/18/13
              If you have issues with holding your breath make sure they know...cause I have issues with that when I swim but I guess they didn't really listen...so long story short baby got stuck and i couldn't push anymore I had 5 or 7 people (nurses and doctors) had to fist the baby out...and the real relief I had is when the placenta came out OH YES...burning pain but relieved and when you hold your baby for an hour the first time the pain seems like nothing till they move you to the next room lol
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                12/18/13
                With my little one I didnt really have any pain at all and by the time i got to the hospital i was already at a seven so the doctors didnt give me any epidural. I had actually been using a yoga/exercise ball to balance and sit on for two weeks before i had Izzy and i think that really helped. bigest problem i had was when they told me not to push because i wasnt to a ten. when i finally got to push it only took a few short minutes wothout too much pain. As long as you focus on breathing, pushing with the contractions and try not to scream or anything like that becuse those use you chest muscles not the ones you'll really need.
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