anyone else become suddenly nervous about labour!?

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  1. jadekay

    jadekay Well-Known Member

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    now i havent got long to go before babys due date ive suddenly started to get really scared of going through labour, im scared its going to get worse and when i do start labour ill freak out! any suggestions on how to relax or re assure myself? This is my first baby and im only 18, my midwife tells me that girls my age usually swift through labour with minimal problems etc but still totally freaks me out! My mother has had 5 kids and tells me 'oh youll be right i went back 4 bloody times' haha but my mum seems to be alot tougher than me ! Any help??? Thanks ladies and good luck with the pregnancies!
     
  2. Tiffa130

    Tiffa130 first time mom

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    My first too & yes I get nervous but I think when the time comes you'll just want your LO.

    I keep thinking billions of women have done this. I can do it too & I'm a big wuss when it comes to pain.
     
  3. peanut08

    peanut08 Well-Known Member

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    I was only 16 the 1st time round and i was great (well i think so) but nerves didnt kick in untill the last stage of labour and by that point it was too late to worry and your body just makes you get on with it! maybe you should concerntrate on the birth being a positive and calm time and if you can find ways of preparing for the labour maybe watch some hypno births videos for tips?
     
  4. daisy118

    daisy118 Mother of 2

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    I was really really nervous about labor pain etc the first time with my son, but this time I am just plain excited! I honestly can't wait. (I had a little boy who had to stay in the hospital for a week after delivery and to me that is much more terrifying to go through than labor.) But I think it is totally normal to feel the way you do...you will be fine! Good luck to you! :)
     
  5. lilaries0411

    lilaries0411 Pregnant- Due 04/16/11

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    I recently found out my baby already weights about 8lbs. Before I was not to scared about labor but now I am terrified. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that this is my first vaginal birth and I have no idea what the healing process is going to be like with stiches and such, but at this point its a little to late to turn back.. either way this baby is coming out so I better suck it up and get ready!:haha:
     
  6. Lauki

    Lauki Mummy and newly pregnant!

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    I'm terrified, but most because I'm not quite sure what to expect exactly. Sometimes I'm scared I won't notice I'm having contractions (that must be impossible!)!
    In the end I'm just trying to concentrate on the end result and the whole positive side of it! You'll have a baby soon and that's the most wonderful thing that could ever happen!!
    I'm sure you'll get through it just find and you'll have lots of help and support from the midwifes that are with you :), don't worry too much and just keep thinking of holding your baby!
     
  7. we can't wait

    we can't wait Mom of 4

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    Honestly, I'm not too nervous right now. I was really nervous in the begininning of my pregnancy... but now that I feel her kicking all the time, I'm pretty excited. I know the actual labor is going to suck... but I guess I'm just really focused on the end result! :thumbup:

    Maybe try yoga as a means of relaxing. Or take a birthing class. They usually give really good advice about pain/stress management.
     
  8. ready2bamum

    ready2bamum Well-Known Member

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    Im very excited and a little bit scared. My mate just gave birth two days ago, and she had listened to hypno birth cd...i thought what a load of old tosh, she will defo need drugs...but do you know what she went through the whole experience with nothing...when she got to the hospital she was 10cm and gave birth two hours later in the pool. Only thing that did scare me was she lost a lot of blood after...but she is fine now and has her little man. She has given me a copy of the cd so i think im gona have a listen and try and be open to the idea.xx
     
  9. carbafe

    carbafe Well-Known Member

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    I have gotten really nervous in the last week. Not all the time just every now and again my mind goes into overdrive and I get myself nervous. I think the fact that I am just waiting now and analysing every little twinge is not helping ! :) I have a self hypnosis CD and I like it it does make me feel calm to listen to it. I think I should listen to it more this week and try not to let my mind run away with itself.
     
  10. natz123

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    I keep having really painful twinges each night and I think gosh labour is going to be much more painful than this, could i cope with this for that long... then I think about the whole labour thing and that i am going to have my baby any day now and i get all emotional and scared! I think for me its just the not knowing, like not knowing whether or not im in labour when i keep getting these pains, and the whole hubby coming home and us getting to the hospital etc etc... i am very excited but also crapping myself! What if i cant cope, what if i dont know how to push, what if i dont have the energy to keep going! Arrrghhh so many emotions...

    Just remember though girlies, we have to stay relaxed to go into labour so try not to get too worried xxxxx
     
  11. Lauraaraa

    Lauraaraa Love My Baby Girl

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    Mee!! last night i was in labour ward getting my babys movements checked over as have had a bit of a bug and was worrying, well when i was sat in the room, there was all the 'delivery kits' with the word STERILE on them, my bro came with me, and i was like OMG i am actually really scared of giving birth!!!
    it kinda hit home seeing all th stuff there, the birthing ball, when the gas and air would be!!

    i instantly thought this is gona hurt, badly!! lol!!

    but i then saw the lil crib thing they have that your baby goes in when they are born and i thought 'you know what i CAN do this!!!!' i mean will get our special lil babies at the end of the pain!!

    and i will erase it from my memory!!
     
  12. jjbump

    jjbump Well-Known Member

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    As the due date gets closer, I am becoming very nervous. I think it's natural, but as others have said, plenty of women have gone through it and as long as you go with the flow you'll be ok.
     

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