Giving Birth Fears!

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Giving Birth Fears!
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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 2:26pm
I don't know about you but I am starting to have fears about giving birth!

I am at 25 weeks and have felt certain aches and pains (Like sciata lower back pains) that really hurt!

Giving birth will likely be worse!!!!!!!!

I pray for an easy delivery!!!

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 5:09pm
I am 27 weeks and 4 Days and I am so nervous about having this baby. Specially about what to do when the baby gets here! You know what to do with the baby! I guess I will figure that out when the baby gets here!

-Teresa
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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 9:21pm
I am so in the same boat! I'm 24 weeks, and starting to think about birth plans, childbirth classes, etc. I just keep giving myself pep talks. If my sister can do it, so can I! My mom survived it, so will I!

Good luck!!!

Laura

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 7:22am
We've all felt those fears, but if you educate yourself and make sure to take classes, it won't be quite so fearful. I took hypnobirthing classes and delivered my son without any pain meds. It can be done and it wasn't really painful, except for when he was crowning. Everyone has a horror story to share, so don't fall into that trap. I really enjoyed my birth and had a great experience.

Kristie

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 9:25am
I'm freaking terrified!!

Raphaella

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 12:21pm
From someone tha thas done it 6 times. God Bless you women you will be fine it is an experience!!!! But well worth it.
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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 5:18pm
I'm pregnant with twins, #1,2 for us. I'm 16 weeks, 6 days and...I'm not obsessing over it but...I'm nervous. Any twin pregnancy/delivery is considered "high risk." That in and of itself scares me. I've also heard many stories of women having a vaginal birth, then, having to have an emergency C section to get the other twin out safely. Imagine that?! Being sore in all areas!

But...I comfort myself by telling myself I'm healthy, very fit and strong and...going to a damn good level III facility with great docs all very experienced delivering multiples. Still...its pretty darn intimidating.

MM 16 weeks, 6 days due 9.10

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 3:14pm
It will be ok, really! I had my daughter 4 weeks ago, and was afraid of everything...birth pain, taking her home, etc. I found the prepared childbirth classes (lamaze) and such helped - at least I knew a little better what to expect. Here's the reality - it DOES hurt, but if you have something to help you cope, you can get through it. My mom and husband helped me focus on the lamaze breathing, and even though I was having back labor, it distracted me enough that I could deal with it. I don't think it matters what technique you use - pick one that YOU believe will help you! (If you feel silly doing breathing exercises, for example, then there's NO way it will help) And ultimately, let go and try to remember the goal - a beautiful baby. If that means you need meds to get through the pain, so be it. If you have a c-section (as I ultimately did) with or without laboring, that's ok too. The pain has a definite ending, and after a week or two, you won't remember what you were so worried about. Good luck to all of you.
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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 5:23pm
What a great post:-) I am going to take Lamaze, and, I'm also going to continue with my yoga practice and focused breathing. I've found it has helped me through nerves and some pain in the past.

Glad you and your daughter are a-ok and thank again for sharing your story with all us scared soon to be mom's:-)


MM 17 weeks pregnant w/twins due 9.10