Mother and Baby

What Do Mums Really Think About Giving Birth?

New statistics show exactly what mums liked and disliked about their childbirth experiences

From painful to enjoyable, we all find labour different and a new survey has shown just how much.  

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In a survey polling 1,662 Mumsnet users, 64 per cent of mums admitted their baby’s birth was the most painful experience of their lives, 47 per cent polled said they enjoyed the experience and 64 per cent said that the pain was ‘just one of those contradictions of birth.’

Under half of those polled confessed they would do it differently the next time or not give birth again.

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, 81 per cent of the mums said images and portrayals of women giving birth in TV and film are normally unrealistic.

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The survey also gave an insight into the polled mums’ sexual activity before giving birth, showing that 19 per cent of women were still having sex in their ninth month of pregnancy.

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