Labor and delivery fears

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Registered: 07-03-2013
Labor and delivery fears
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Fri, 09-27-2013 - 12:33pm

What are some of your biggest fears about labor and/or delivery?

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Registered: 06-13-2011
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 5:03pm

With both of my prior deliveries, the doctor has had to use the vaccuum to get baby out due to the fact I have a low pubic bone that is hard to maneuver the baby around.  I pushed for like 2 hours with my first before they went with the vac.  Had to have an episiotomy andt that sucked too.  Last time, the doctor (different doc) went with the vac right away, but he let me tear instead of giving me an episiotomy.  Not sure what the rationale was behind that, but it took a lonnnnnng time to heal and I didn't feel quite right for quite some time after delivery.  Like at least a month.  I guess my fear this time around is that baby will be so big the vac won't work and will have to have a c-section, or that I will tear again and go through the same long, painful healing process.  The other fear I have is that labor will progress so quickly I won't have time for an epidural... LOL. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well.  What about you?  What are your fears?