First time poster. Be gentle with me.
We are planning a second child, however I am ever so slightly terrified.
We have spent quite a bit of time preparing to expand our family. We have a lovely 4 year old son who is off to school this week and is desperate for a brother/sister/maybe a dog! lol
We both work fulltime, have a great family life and are so ready for another child. We have paid off all of our debts and our first home is due to start building in a month's time. We wanted to get into a position where our mortgage would be our only debt, meaning my husband's income would cover everything.
We also took out full Private Health Cover 4 months ago and plan to try to conceive in March.
Now that all the ducks are lined up, I'm getting apprehensive.
My first labour was horrendous. I went to 40 +12 and had a labour of 28 hours in total, he got stuck and I needed an episiotomy, ventouse/ suction delivery, stitches and managed to get strep b due to high temp etc. I was in pain for quite a while as they stitched me too tight which required correction and bubs spent his first week on antibiotics in special care. We were living in the UK for 5 years and had him while we were there in an NHS hospital so maybe things will be totally different here, I'm just not sure.
I am scared stiff that it will be the same second time around.
Anyone been in the same situation? Everything is so right...but too scared to go ahead and do it all over again?!