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  Lebush  |  27

I always heard being born is the most painful experience as well. Your body being squeezed every few min for hours as your head is pushed against the pelvis and your skull is crushed and moulded to fit through a canal approximately 10cm wide. Lucky we don't remember it.

From women who have experienced both within a short time, kidney stones apparently out ranks labour. And cluster headaches AKA suicide headaches don't sound like a lot of fun either. But Complex Regional Pain Syndrome sounds like the worst. People say it feels like your bones are being crushed, which also sounds a little like being born, except the process of being born lasts for under 24 hours (generally and hopefully) and CRPS lasts for years.

  smallandroid  |  26

Kidney stones are an absolute bitch to have, but I'd be surprised if that actually outranked giving birth to a child. Although kidney stone pains can last days or weeks, and labor (usually) lasts less than a day...

  Izabushel  |  65

It depends on the person, and the labour and the kidney stone as well. I've had patients that have given birth naturally and have said that it wasn't any where near as bad as they thought it was going to be. There are a lot of variables in childbirth, a baby with head in the wrong position is going to cause a lot more back pain than a baby in the right position. I've had several women who have had kidney stones while pregnant, and they said they would give birth any day rather than have a kidney stone. At least with labour pains you are working towards something positive (hopefully) and they get a baby at the end, rather than a stone.

  tantanpanda  |  26

Correct me if I'm wrong, but women secrete oxytocin when they're in labor and it increases their emotions towards the child. This is probably why woman say kidney stones hurt more than child birth.

  amc597  |  28

You still have to push even if you are going to have a c-section, the baby needs to get in the proper spot before they can cut it out.