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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 22:21 PM   11
maddog37
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I'll join the club. I was more "normal" scared before getting pregnant, but since I've been having panic attacks even for no reason these days, and now I find out you can get nausea and vomit while in labour (huge phobia there), those are 2 double dose of reactions I haven't expected and kind of push my over the edge. I'm really terrified but there's no other way out. I'm much more terrified of a c section unless they put me under general anesthesia and no doctor would do that except as a last resort.

I wonder if daily meditation will help.



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 01:08 AM   12
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i was terrified...its really not that bad girls! I had a long hard labor, and honestly I would do it again.....its really not as scary as it seems! don't be afraid! its just the gauntlet to get your baby!



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 01:22 AM   13
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Baby is growing so fast inside me that I got no idea how I'm going to push him out. My little V is not THAT big to let baby cone through, is it? Am I fear.



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 01:54 AM   14
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Don't be afraid ladies! Look up hypnobirthing. I don't know if you'll all buy it but my husband and I are cynical, scientific types but still are doing it because it makes so much sense. Fear is what causes the pain; learn to relax and not be afraid and your body will make its own pain relief drugs - endorphins.

Maddog, yes, meditation will help.

I've tried to find people who've used hypnobirthing and say it's total crap but I haven't so far. A few say that maybe some part of it didn't work, but everyone says they were still able to stay calm and not be in tons of pain. I think it's worth a shot!!!



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 02:36 AM   15
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This is my forth, ive had three good labours no stitches or grazing & straight home the next day, but i'm still shitting myself with this one like i did with the rest its so unpredictable i just hope it hurrys up now i want it over and done with..Good Luck to everyone x



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 03:29 AM   16
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im scared to death to hun the un known kills me first baby here to!
couldnt have worded it better myself! Scared to death!! I think iwould be the same tho regardless of first or not but this is my first and i am just sooo aaahhhh... cant describe any other way! x



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 05:04 AM   17
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If you are genuinely terrified of giving birth you can get a c-section on the NHS. They have to classify you with Tokophobia - a morbid fear of giving birth . But, if you really are worried there they will help you - as I'm not sure doing your breathing exercises is really going to do the trick!

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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 05:18 AM   18
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youre not alone, i think its the unknown that scares me!



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 05:22 AM   19
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I was completely terrified but I must admit a friend has given me the hypnobirthing book to read and I'm feeling much better about it.

It's too late for me to completely embrace the hypnobirthing thing as I should have started classes before now but the philosophy behind it is beautiful and I'm hoping that the breathing exercises in the book will still be helpful when my LO makes her entry into this world.

It's based on the fundemental principle that birth is a completely normal process that our bodies are designed for and that (apart from in special circumstances) it should be a gentle experience for mum and baby without unnecessary interventions. Basically you can trust your body to do what it was made to do without having anything to fear, which can cause problems in itself.

I honestly think reading up on hypnobirthing will be helpful even if you don't want to/can't do the classes.

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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 05:25 AM   20
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I second the idea to do a hypnobirthing course - u can buy the cds and do it at home - really helps. xxxxxxxxxx i paid 35 for 5 cds and really helped can listwen to them in labour xxxxxxx



 
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