6) 'Labour took my breath away! It was like being winded and then being ask to go for a run. I wished I’d done a lot more physical excerise in pregnancy to prepare. The epidural was amazing, we watched tv and I then actually felt excited.
The birth itself was incredibly long, I was four hours from being “ready to push” which was shocking. The whole thing was like a dream, and surreal. I remember it more as if I watched he whole thing rather than Participated! I threw up after the birth due to shock. Due to problem from birth one, I had a c-section
next time which was exciting and I was over the moon this time when I saw my son and he was handed over!' - Rachel
9) 'Labour is one of the most painful things a women will ever experience, it can feel like your pelvis is going to break in half and you are trying to poo out a fridge when your baby’s head is coming out, but it is also one of the most amazing things you will ever go through. It makes you feel emotional, happy, scared, probably every emotion you could imagine at points, but nothing comes close to it. A women’s body is incredible to be able to deal with the pain and carry a little human for nine months.
I've recently given birth for the third time, I went into hospital at 12pm my baby was born at 2:56pm and I was home by 8pm as we ordered a kebab! Each labour has been rather similar, but the pain definitely doesn’t get any easier! It still amazes me, I don’t think it matters how many children you have, it’s something special, which I am lucky to of been able to experience!' - Charlotte