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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 12:55 PM   11
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I'm not scared of pregnancy and only mildly scared of giving birth (my main fear would be having to have a c-section - I'm a musician and the thought of my ab muscles being damaged in such a fashion is a little scary)

As for the preganancy I am SO looking forward to the experiences that come with being pregnant whether its good or bad.

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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 15:14 PM   12
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Not scared about pregnancy, more worried about doing the right things and eating properly and generally keeping healthy for the baby.

Terrified of the birth, being out of control and tearing!

I'm really worried that my fear of the birth will take some of the fun out of being pregnant

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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 15:35 PM   13
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One plus side to morning sickness was I lost a stone and a half! Lol!

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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 07:59 AM   14
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I am not scared of the pregnancy or the birth as such but more of the whole TTC and getting the AF and the worry and also worried about the safety of my baby whilst being pregnant and the fear that my body will not be up to the challenge and support my baby or something will go wrong!

I think all of us women have some fears with regards to being pregnant as it is such an important thing for our bodies to take on and it is all the pressure on us to create this miracle but I think we will all be just fine and these fears are certainly not putting me off just making me want to start sooner

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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 08:04 AM   15
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you will be fine hun. Woman have been having babies for thousands of years and our bodies are made for it. It is scary as it is the unknown really but you will adapt to the situation and do a great job. It is the most amazing thing in the world, I can't wait to do it all again

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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 08:13 AM   16
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To those that say about watching OBEM and other programmes freak you out. I can understand this, but I watched SO many baby programmes on Discovery home and health, and they aren't all horrible and scary.

I think watching one programme that may have been scary looking will freak you out, and scare you. However, if you watch more you may warm to it all, as they aren't all the same. Each birth is different.

I found watching the programmes helped me understand what goes on, and I think this made me stay calm and relaxed as I sorta knew what to expect. Watching the programmes must have stuck with me as when they said I can start pushing I said to my mum;

'I've got to do what they do on the programmes dont I'

And I think that made me more determined to push properly, as I watched so many progammes that took ages, as the women weren't pushing properly, or using all their energy in making noises. So in 3 pushes I gave birth to my LO.

It was my first birth, and from them breaking my waters at the start of my induction to delivering the placenta, was 7hrs. So they aren't all dreadful.

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