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Old Feb 14th, 2011, 14:00 PM   1
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Is any one else afraid and excited at the same time about trying to conceive. I bought a pregnancy book and have officially frightened myself with the idea of the birth and the sicknesses that you could endure during pregnancy. I know it will be a wonderful time but scarey too. Does anybody else have some angst about the whole process itself?



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Old Feb 14th, 2011, 14:09 PM   2
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I am terrified of being infertile. It seems like it would be one of the most frustrating feelings in the world, especially reading some of the stories on here, of women trying month after month after years, sometimes. I know that I have statistics on my side, but having been an outlier for lots of other statistics in my life, I know that statistics don't always help. I'm trying to just inform myself and throw myself into other things. I know that I can't really do anything or even know anything until we start trying, which by necessity is a few months away.

Being a mother? Yeah, I think I can handle that part of it. I'm sure you'll do great, too! Anyway, no you definitely not alone in being scared.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2011, 14:16 PM   3
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Yes it really scares the living daylights out of me, the sickness, the labour and all the things that could go wrong. I have thought to myself a number of times i really would rather i was ntnp rather than ttc, i know i would put far too much pressure on myself and worry myself around the twist. It scares me however its exciting too, its a life experience that i know will be completely worth while x



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2011, 14:46 PM   4
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It's second time round for me, so I sort of know what to expect!I did end up with an emergency c-section last time so actual birth I don't know about that bit, but pregnancy and labour I know what to do now! However, it still terrifies me! I think I've forgotten alot - not because it was so bad, just because there is so many things going on I have no room in my memory for them!

I am soooo excited, becuase I know just how much pleasure a little one brings, but I am nervous about the whole thing! And how another baby will effect my relationship with oh & dd.



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Old Feb 14th, 2011, 15:01 PM   5
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im not scared about being pregnant to be honest, but the thought of actually giving birth is terrifying...especially the possibility of having stitches!! im just really scared of tearing badly



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2011, 15:56 PM   6
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Yes I am fairly terrified! It's my second time and so have an idea of what to expect during pregnancy, it's just that DS was a surprise(!!) and the idea of ttc fills me with fear and excitement.
The age thing is a concern too, I'm 38 now and will be at least 39 before any next baby arrives. Friends have said that there won't be a problem because of last time but in reality I know there are no guarantees.

All that aside, I'm excited enough to want to get going. I think!!!



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2011, 17:06 PM   7
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im not scared about being pregnant to be honest, but the thought of actually giving birth is terrifying...especially the possibility of having stitches!! im just really scared of tearing badly
I was worried about this too. TBH, it really wasnt that bad. I was worried about having the injections to numb it all, but once you have your LO in your arms, you dont really concentrate on what they are doing, your so wrapped up in the moment.

It will be second time round for me, and Im quite excited about ALL of it. I know I will deffo enjoy being pregnant more then I did the first, as the feelings you have a few weeks after birth (in my opinion) are horrible. I miss being pregnant SO much, the wriggling, the excitment of seeing the baby grow. Although I can now see it all with my daughter, it is a different feeling having it inside you.

Dont be scared, think positive and dont listen to all the scare stories.




 
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Old Feb 14th, 2011, 17:52 PM   8
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Yes! Totally. I watched that show "One born every minute" and it really freaked me out. I will not be watching another one of those!! I am one of those people that would rather know nothing than know everything.

I am afraid of the birth, I am afraid that I will get sooooo huge and won't be able to sleep. I am afraid I will need stiches too!! I am afraid of the needle for the pain. I am afraid that from pushing the baby out that I will ruin the bilaterial hernia surgery I had last year. I'm afraid my hubby will pass out during birth.

Yup, just a little scared but it's not gonna stop me!!!



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 00:09 AM   9
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I am terrified of the birth and of generally being pregnant, I am pretty sure I am going to be one of those women who hate being pregnant!!!

That said I am desperate for a baby so I will focus on getting preggers and then deal with throwing up etc once I'm pregnant!!! X



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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 12:51 PM   10
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Yes! Totally. I watched that show "One born every minute" and it really freaked me out. I will not be watching another one of those!! I am one of those people that would rather know nothing than know everything.

I am afraid of the birth, I am afraid that I will get sooooo huge and won't be able to sleep. I am afraid I will need stiches too!! I am afraid of the needle for the pain. I am afraid that from pushing the baby out that I will ruin the bilaterial hernia surgery I had last year. I'm afraid my hubby will pass out during birth.

Yup, just a little scared but it's not gonna stop me!!!

Im not gunna let the fear get to me either, i know it would so be worth it afterwards, having that little miracle



 
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