Anyone else scared of hospitals !

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  1. welshlass

    welshlass Well-Known Member

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  2. sam#3

    sam#3 Lactivist & Intactivist

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    i have a MASSIVE hospitsl phobia which is why i had homebirths, i cant stand anything about them, the look of them, the smell, the sound of the busy wards.... i am a germophobe and eugh they just make me shudder thinking about them!!! x
     
  3. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    I dont like hospitals, im fine if im just visiting because i know when im going home but i hate the sound, the smell, the atmosphere. I dont like the fact iv got to behave like im in church in them. Im planning on having homebirths when i eventualy have my kids.
     
  4. Staceyxxx

    Staceyxxx Mummy To 2 Little Angels

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    Hospitals dont bother me at all... Dentists do though, just the smell makes me feel sick
     
  5. Miss Happy x

    Miss Happy x Well-Known Member

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    I hate it!!! I hate the dentist, doctors, hospital they make me feel all funny and i panic!!! God help me when I have a baby or even need a filling lol!!! I would need to be sedated!!

    Your not the only 1 lol xx
     
  6. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    I'm not afraid of the hospital but I hate them and doctors in general ATM! :)
     
  7. Lemacy

    Lemacy Pregnant with #1!

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    Agreed - I could never be very comfortable having a baby in a hospital. It seems really counterproductive to laboring and giving birth because you want the mother to be comfortable, relaxed and as stress free as possible. I know I would be stressed in that environment which would probably adversely affect my birthing experience. That, and the giant lights spotlighting my crotch. No thanks.
     
  8. KnitWit

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    I spent a large portion of my childhood visiting my father in hospital and sitting doing homework in hospital waiting rooms so ive built up a huge negativity about hospitals. I guess alot of people associate hospitals with unhappy times but im really not keen on giving birth in one! Though im sure being surrounded by other mothers giving birth will make for a much happier atmosphere.
     
  9. perdiepirate

    perdiepirate Active Member

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    yes!!! I HATE hospitals with a passion! scare the living daylights out of me!
    i really sympathise
     
  10. hks1sb

    hks1sb wishing wanting waiting

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    hey ladies.

    i work in a hospital... and im frightened to death of being a patient.... i guess for me its knowing what goes on at hospitals and who runs them and what the nurses and docs are thinking. Not all of them dont get me wrong cuz some of them i love and would put my life in there hands no questions asked... but im not keen on the equipment that is mandatory and the ivs when i have my baby if i cant do it my way i will get a midwife and do it somewhere i can do what i want....
     
  11. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    IVs suck!! I had bruises from all the pricks in my arms for at least 2 weeks after leaving the hospital. But, if I can count... I had IVs in 5 different sites over a 1.5 week time period :sick: plus prick marks from blood work. And whatever I had from the epidural on my back!
     
  12. morri

    morri mom to one

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    I haven't got a particular problem with any kind of doctors but that couold also be , because I hardly ever have to go , and don't have bad experiences. Most doctors who aren't specialised for it have problems finding my veins though XD, my dentist needed 14 attempts to get into a vein when i had my wisdom teeth removed
     
  13. PixieKitty

    PixieKitty Guest

    Hate them! Having a section was such a massive blow, having to stay overnight... I ended up discharging myself early :blush: Hope I can manage a VBAC next time, I can handle hospitals for a day or so but staying the night is something I just can't do :(
     
  14. buttonnose82

    buttonnose82 Wife & Mummy

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    I used to work in a hospital so know what goes on there and therefore really don't like the idea of being on the 'receiveing' end eek!

    I would love to homebirth but think for my first I'll go hospital as I don't know how I will handle labour therefore want to be somewhere 'safe' incase something happens to me or baby, but I plan on leaving 6 hours after birth then hopefully if all goes well with baby 1 then we will have following babies at home!
     
  15. hopedance

    hopedance Sam's mum and pregnant

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    i am terrible, terrible with hospitals and doctors. i've not seen my midwife since i was booked in at 8 weeks because i've been too scared, i didn't even have a 12 week scan for the same reason. i thought that being pregnant would make it easier for me, but it hasn't, at all. i do have some pretty deep rooted issues though, heh. i'm in contacted with my GP and a psychologist though to try to work things out so that i can start having maternity care without having a melt down psychologically.
     
  16. buttonnose82

    buttonnose82 Wife & Mummy

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    I hope things work out ok with you and baby and that your dr's are supportive and caring to your needs
     
  17. morri

    morri mom to one

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    Oh yea second bad thing that left me scared rather of hair dye than hospitals was when I was 12 yo. I wanted to stay awake before my ear surgery (thats the only surgery I ever had(but therefore I had it three times) so that i could climb on the op table actually because I managed it so far. I got a gas mask on then with some stuff used to knock me out already, and it was such disgusting stuff and I felt that I could not breath anymore that i got all panicky. For some reason the hair dye my sister used smells of the same so that that was something to keep me away from the bathroom for that time.
     
  18. Mrs. JJ

    Mrs. JJ Mommy

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    Yes Yes Yes Yes! I'm scared to death of hospitals, needles and god forbid.. scalpels! Until I was in my teens I would faint after any shots or even just standing at the side of someone else's hosital bed. I am only slightly better now, I still go into uber panic mode and start crying if someone tires to take my blood. That's probably the biggest reason I want a homebirth. I will be freaking out if I'm in a hospital and as is I already don't trust Western Medicine Doctors unless it's an emergency. I want to be able to relax as much as possible and not feel like they invited the entire student staff to have a look see at the vag. I want to be home!
     
  19. happy2bme

    happy2bme Newly pregnant :)

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    I hate hospitals too......they smell so horrible! I also don't like needles at all, or pain, and am a really bad patient! Or sick, or blood (why am I even considering having a baby?!!! - not exactly sure how I will cope!) Don't think I could do a home birth though as I'd panic even more if something went wrong!
     

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