I have enjoyed both of my labours. Both natural, completely drug and intervention free wonderful experiences.
I felt so powerful, in awe of my body and what it could do. I actually think that my birthing experiences helped me to overcome my body issues.
The idea of doing it again does definitely give me a slight edge of apprehension, but the thrill of (maybe) doing it again is exhilarating
View Poll Results: Are you afraid of labour?
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No, mine have been okay
Yes, I am absolutely terrified but hope I can cope
Yes, but I know it has to be done and have coped in the past
Yes, so much that I've asked for an elective Ceasar
06-06-2012 22:54 #31
06-06-2012 22:59 #32Senior Member
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Yeah I'm not a great fan of birth eek. I have had two good natural births. No complications, no desire to use pain releif either really.. it just isn't something I think would help me get through.. and I'm scared of side effects!! but I find it pretty damn awful in those final minutes of pushing. Hate it. If there was a way to JUST numb my Gina for about ten minutes that would be awesome. Someone should invent that please.
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06-06-2012 23:21 #33
I was scared of labor after my first birth because of the speed at which she arrived and the pain of crowning.
With my second I had an epidural which made all the difference and more. It made it a 5 star birth and took away that fear of pain and being out of control. If I ever was to have a third I think I'd be fine.
07-06-2012 00:18 #34Senior Member
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No labour doesn't scare me!! My first was 4.5hrs start to finish. I was induced which took 4 days to dilate me 1cm and after that it was with no pain relief or intervention etc. This time around I'm apprehensive - I had such a good experience first time around I don't want anything else this time around.
What does scare me is having to have an epi and/or a csection literally scares the pants off me lol
What will be will be - I'm a strong person so I know I can cope as long as bubs is AOK.
07-06-2012 09:06 #35
well... to recap now post baby.... about an hour after katelyn was born I announced I would never. ever. ever. have another baby. I wouldn't let the passage of time fade the memory enough that I would do THAT again ...
.... 3 months later... hmmm... ah it wasn't THAT bad. lol.
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07-06-2012 09:10 #36
Nope not at all afraid, I birth without fear
07-06-2012 09:50 #37
First time round, I was terrified of the pain of labour.
This time round, I really want to try for a drug & intervention free labour (was induced and had an epidural with DD) so no, I'm not afraid labour.
I need to go into this feeling confident and positive, and though I know it will hurt like hell, I'm looking forward to getting the birth I want.
07-06-2012 10:07 #38
I was not afraid of labour when I was pregnant with DS. I wanted to experience childbirth, and live that amazing moment when your baby comes out and you get to hold it on your chest and be amazed at the wonder of holding your baby for the first time.
Instead, I had an emergency CS at 31wks and didn't see my baby for the first time until hours later. I was cut in such a fashion that I have been told I can never have a vb. And I felt pain during the procedure (obviously I wasn't numbed enough)!
So I guess I can't be scared of childbirth now that I won't be able to experience a vb, but I will be a bit scared if/when I have another child because I do not want to feel actual pain during the CS!
07-06-2012 10:08 #39
While pregnant i wasnt scared of labour at all, what i was petrified of was a c-sect. When I was told i might need a c-sect because i had GD i cried and cried.
Fast forward and yep, i ended up having an emergency c-section but i was in the moment and it was wonderful. I felt fantastic afterwards with minimal pain and now that i've had this awesome c-section experience i am now petrified of labour and natural birth!!
07-06-2012 11:02 #40
Im terrified. 4 weeks 4 days till Im due. Freaking out! (3rd time too)
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