14 Moms on What Labor Really Feels Like
This article was originally featured on What to Expect, a pregnancy and parenting brand helping every parent know what to expect, every step of the way.
Chances are that from the minute you find out you're expecting, and likely for some time before, you've wondered what it will feel like when the time comes to welcome your baby. Not the part where you'll actually get to hold him or her in your arms, but the inevitable journey to that destination, which is of course labor. The fact of the matter—and something all women who've been through it will tell you—is that everyone's experience, physically and emotionally, is unique.
Nonetheless, knowing what labor felt like for other moms should only stand to inform, prepare, and empower those who have yet to take that leap. Here, 14 moms reveal the reality of labor.