Freaking out

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  1. Bluewings

    Bluewings Blessed Twice

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    In a week ill be 37w. Which means baby can come then at any time.

    For whatever reason I'm terrified. Idk why! I'm scared of the pain of an epidural. What if DD is inconsolable and needs my DH to take her out of the room? Will the pain send me through the walls? Will I rip? Will the epi not work? Will my VBAC be a disaster? OMG I am just terrified!!!
     
  2. Cccbb61013

    Cccbb61013 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, now you are freaking me out lol! More than the pain of child birth, I'm actually more dreading the pain afterwards. I had an episiotomy last time so was very sore. I want to pop this baby out & get some of the energy I lost from my pregnancy back. Highly doubtful. You'll be fine though!
     
  3. sheldonsmommy

    sheldonsmommy Well-Known Member

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    I am terrified of having a disaster of a vagina after my vbac.... But also terrified of having to have another emcs... I never even thought of what if the epidural doesn't work!! Somehow we have to face whatever the process is though.

    Mantra: Baby in my arms, baby in my arms, baby in my arms... That works right?
     
  4. bassdesire

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    I tore twice. I don't know if my lady bits are a disaster, but oh well!! It is what it is!!
     
  5. Bluewings

    Bluewings Blessed Twice

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    A few girl friends of mine claimed for some of their births the epi didn't work. I was like "I didn't know that could happen!"

    I'm also afraid of my vagina becoming a veteran of a war zone :-/
     
  6. Dubibump

    Dubibump 2nd Trimester

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    A friend of mine has been sending info on hypno birthing, I'm doing some CD's and reading the book that goes with it. It's helping me with my own fear. My big sister has had 4 kids, the last one she used hypno birthing and said it worked. I'm wouldn't usually go for something like this but on her recommendation I'm in!
    My friend also sent me this article about fear and birthing, which is interesting
    https://birthwithconfidence.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/fear-tension-pain-cycle.html

    You can do it! We all can! It's what we're built for!
     
  7. xJessie91x

    xJessie91x Well-Known Member

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    You can do it, try to think positive hun xx
     
  8. lorenare

    lorenare Well-Known Member

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    You are not the only one! My fear lately is that if i tear, they will stitch me up with no anaesthesia cos some woman told me they didnt use any on her when they were doing the stiches...i am freaking out also!:cry:
     
  9. Bluewings

    Bluewings Blessed Twice

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    Thanks girls!

    To the others afraid, I'm glad I'm not alone! Lol.

    I think it's inevitable to be somewhat afraid, even if we have done this before.
     
  10. sheldonsmommy

    sheldonsmommy Well-Known Member

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    Also a website call 'Birth without fear' is really great. All types of stories on there, including vbac and c-sections.

    Despite knowing it can go very smoothly, my first birth was terrifying lol. At least my epidural worked though :)

    Sometimes I just think of how strong women are to make such decisions and face such tasks as childbirth. My mom birthed 4 children naturally. My MIL naturally birthed 3 children over 9 lbs. Then I look at myself and think I have to fit in somehow with them? Lol
     
  11. girlnboots

    girlnboots Mother to 4 furbabies

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    I'm freaked out because there's a hospital around here who has been forcing women to have c-sections using the mom-to-be's ignorance and scare tactics.

    I'm not going to that hospital but I do NOT want a c-section. My doctor isn't a fan either, so we should be alright, but it makes me super nervous.
     
  12. Bluewings

    Bluewings Blessed Twice

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    My C wasn't horrible at all and if it weren't for the fact that it is surgery and limits how many Kids we can have in th future, id be fine with having another! It was a breeze to recover from.

    Just wish it wasn't surgery! LOL
     
  13. sheldonsmommy

    sheldonsmommy Well-Known Member

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    That's good! I thought of how easy a scheduled section would be, but thought the same as you. It's surgery in the end and shouldn't be necessary... Now I face the unknown with a multitude of possibilities.
     

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