The "Snooki & JWOWW" star, who was photographed as she arrived home from the hospital on Monday, held little back as she recounted the arrival of her mini-me on her weekly podcast. And she gave an extra-special shout-out to all the moms who say no to epidurals.
"I give you all the props in the world, because me? I cannot take that pain," the mother of two said. "I was trying to breathe and, you know, be calm. But it just feels like there's a million knives stabbing you in the uterus, and you just can't do it. And I was dying."
Nicole dished that she began to feel crampy following a doctor's appointment on Thursday -- the day before Giovanna's birth -- and the discomfort intensified during a major national event: Derek Jeter's final Yankees home game.
"I am literally on all fours, in front of the TV -- shaking my ass back and forth because I'm in so much pain," the "Jersey Shore" alum said. "And I was just like, I can't do this."
Her contractions started progressing, and when she and fiance Jionni LaValle arrived at the hospital, Nicole was already nearly six centimeters along and well into labor.
"Everything worked out," the guidette said. "But the fact that I felt the contractions up to almost seven centimeters -- holy crap."
Even Derek Jeter would be impressed, Snooki.
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