This may sound ridiculous to some, but I am extremely terrified of giving birth (that's not the ridiculous bit!). I am 15 weeks pregnant with twins and hubs and I have started talking about delivery/birth. I have always been fearful of birth and am hopeless with blood or any type of medical procedure - have fainted often at injections, pap smears, even the optometrist when he put drops in my eyes! It has been getting to the point as I've been thinking about birth, that I was considering looking at having a GA, if at all possible, and waking up to two new babies. However, I've realised I'm probably just fretting insanely, and that it is quite selfish as it is hubs 'birth' as well, and well, want him to experience the birth of his children! My question is......I understand that there are pulling and tugging sensations that can be felt whilst having a c-sec. I'm nervous that I will feel sick and fainting whilst this is occurring. Is this such a problem medically?
And is it silly to try and distract myself by shutting off my other senses - ie closing my eyes/reading a magazine so that I can visually escape myself from having the procedure done, and listening to music so that I don't have to hear what is being said?
I feel really silly, but I want to hear from others who have an extreme fear of medical procedures and how they coped, or from others who have coped through their c-sec.