I keep going through little waves of calm them pooing myself about the thought of labour. the closer it gets the more i panic about the weirdest things! i've been reading my hypnobirthig book and have been trying to do some fear release stuff with myself and even though i logically think i'll b fine and its totally natural... blah blah... i can't help the panic feeling creaping in! thought i might start a theraputic thread for anyone else worrying like me... so here goes, i'm scared of: Mostest mostest most in the whole world i'm super scared of being out of control...i hate being really drunk and i seem to say and do the stupidest things when i'm in anyway not of sound mind and i spend the rest of life cringing about it!!! so i'm really scared i'll suddenly start telling my midwife my deepest darkets secrets or mooing like a cow mid labour. i know everyone says u wont care at the time and i'm sure people will understand but i hate the thought of not being able to control what i'm doing- and the fact that people i will have to see again will witness this! I'm also really scared as i've heard mid labour its quite normal to suddenly freak out/throw up/ start feeling like u can't do/ don't want to do this anymore...like above i dont like that out of control feeling and i'm scared of having some sort of panic attack and not managing to stick to my hypnobirthing techniques I'm not actually that scared of the pain of dilating but i'm really scared of the crowning and the coming out bit- especially the prospect of tearing! and finally i'm scared of all things medical like having to have a c-section/ forceps/ epidurals being jabbed in my spine...i can't even go to my dentist! i want to have a home birth in water but i'm really scared i wont b able to for some reason... i really should have thought about this whole labour bit before i got pregnant!!! doh! Sorry that was really long Anyone else got any fears they wanna share or anyone out there wanna tell me about their v easy and pain free labour that lasted the length of an eastenders episode?