I'm 18 and I terrified about giving birth but more so because of the drips and large needles (epidural) and and the duration and less for the actually pain.
I'm only 11 weeks but I feel like they are going to fly. The first bloo test I ever got was to see if my home test was true, and I have the biggest fear of needles.
When I had my first I had an epidural and this time around I plan on going natural. I'm not trying to scare you but i had severe back pain afterwards. I went without any meds till I was 7cm dialated and wish I would have just pushed through. There are other options if you want a natural birth like the birthing ball labouring in a tub walking around etc. Talk to your doc about it and see what he/she thinks.
^ Not at all!! I did it with gas & air and a birthing pool, for both my children.
Epidural is an OPTION girls, I knew from day one NO WAY would I have it, and in fact i was so sure of that, I chose to have both my kids in a midwife led birthing centre where epidurals weren't even an option! I didn't have a drip, I was free to move around as I wanted.
To the OP - I replied properly to this post in labour and delivery But basically I have a phobia of needles, yet I got through 2 pregnancies, labours and births, with just 18 months between my two children. First I had at 18, second at 19.
I'm like you, terrified of needles, I have such a big phobia of them. I hyperventilate and go mad its awful.. but my midwife is aware of it. I'd love to go to a midwife run centre, but apparently I'm going to a consultant-led one, but it looks very nice and it's new this year, so it doesn't bother me too much. I'm just going to write in my birth plan I dont want to be offered an injection medication x
I said i didnt want an epidural or anything with needles but really at the time you just dont care..
I had pethadine twice in my bum, an epidural that they upped twice, and a spinal injection and i cant even remember how they felt, i was completely gone! i had a canular too..
I wouldnt even worry.. I worried about lots, there were alot of things i didnt want to happen.. and it all happend.. Just be open minded
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