Re: heres another question? medicated or non medicated birthing?
I've had both an emergency appendectomy and gone through labor/delivery, and I say you can do it. I wouldn't say one hurts more than the other, I'd say they're very different sensations. The appendectomy is sharper and probably worse because of location and unpreparedness for it when it happens. With labor, you can prepare yourself, you get breaks between contractions, breathing will help, and once it's over, it's over with no awful recovery period like with the surgery.
crunchy college mama to maddie -- july 2006.