I know I'm long away from having our baby, but I'm absolutely petrified that I'm going to have a C-Section I have no real reason to be so scared, so far nothing has pointed towards me being unable to deliver naturally but I can't get it out of my head!! I really don't want one, I've never had an operation and the thought of one is scary, I don't deal well with pain and the healing is going to take a long time. I want a nice, natural birth with no complications, not to have to be cut open and have someone fish a baby from my uterus. If I do have one, I have to stay in hospital for longer and I know this is silly but I don't want to be surrounded by strangers for three straight days, I don't even want to be with people I don't know for 24 hours. I'm alittle anti-social and get very anxious having to meet new people. And I read all these horror stories about not even being able to be the first one to see your baby ('cause you've been put under). I'm okay with OH seeing her first, but I really want her to have immediate skin-to-skin and he refuses 'cause he thinks she'll be all gooey and messy. I don't care about having a scar, no one sees my stomach anyway so it makes no difference, the biggest problem is the recovery. I honestly don't think I have the mental strength to go through it if it's as bad as some people say. Please, does anyone else have this fear?? Or if you have had a C-Section, was it that bad?? I know I probably won't need one, but I'm so scared I will.