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Old 10-13-2018, 10:53 PM
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I've had natural childbirth and a large kidney stone. I'd want to do neither again (although I did have another kid). They were both unbelievably horrible. With the kidney stone, the nurses were coaching me in lamaze breathing because I was hyperventilating with the pain, and they don't give painkillers until they run a bunch of tests. With the baby, I remember focusing on a picture in the room through the contractions. After the delivery, my blood pressure was dangerously high (apparently due to the pain, per the doctor) that I was held for several hours until it dropped, before they moved me to another room.

Things vary from stone to stone, baby to baby. They were both horrendous.

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