Is there actually a way to describe what childbirth feels like?
I think we can all agree it hurts – a hell of a lot – but everyone’s pain threshold is different, and every woman’s birthing experience is different.
A lot of mums said the pain is indescribable.
“It was a pain I’ve never felt before and I can’t describe it to anyone,” wrote one mum.
“I can remember the pain but I can’t explain it really,” added another.
Others couldn’t understand why the woman would even want to know – especially before she’s even fallen pregnant.
“Best to be blissfully unaware,” commented another mother.
And then there were others who were rather, um, graphic with their descriptions.
“It felt like being crushed to death,” wrote one mum matter-of-factly.