Are contractions more painful once your waters have broken?


Hi! Just wondering what your experiences are if you have given birth before and whether the contractions you experienced were more painful once your waters had broke? With the birth of my first son, my waters were the first thing to go and the contractions after that were horrendous. I have quite a good pain tolerance but I remember the intensity of the contractions were awful. Whereas I’ve heard from my other mum friends that their contractions were painful/manageable but as soon as their waters went or they were broken the pain was a lot more intense.