I had a bad birth with my son. I won't get too into it but i had a real short induced labour (55 mins) and a hyperactive uterus and he was born stunned and not breathing with the cord wrapped around his neck. I'm now 19 weeks with my 3rd and i was insistent on having a section to avoid induction ( she will be born before 37 weeks because of health issues) but now i'm not so sure. I ant to birth her and reaffirm that my body can do this but i'm so so so scared of another horrifying labour. I can't talk to any mental health nurse at my hospital as they are all booked up until October What can i do!
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10-06-2014 15:30 #1
Help! Fear of labour after previous birth
10-06-2014 15:36 #2
Hey I don't have any solutions but just hugs. I am in a similar position, 24 weeks with my second and petrified of giving birth after a bad birth with my son. I want to do it naturally but I also have panic attacks when I think about how dangerous my labour was. I haven't raised it yet with my health care providers because I am too scared to even discuss it. I just want to give hugs and say you aren't alone and I wish you the best of luck!!
10-06-2014 16:43 #3
Maybe see if you can find a birth councilor? I know of one in Victoria who is an experienced midwife. If you can find one you could go through what happened last time & ways to make this birth more peaceful. Do you think the quick birth was due to induction? Can you be induced differently this time?
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10-06-2014 16:46 #4
Contact your hospitals patient representative and explain your situation. They may be able to work with you to arrange an appt even though they're all booked.
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10-06-2014 17:22 #5
I suffered PTSD after my son's birth, and got counselling initially from a mental health nurse, and then from a psychiatrist when my recovery plateaued. I'd suggest seeing your gp - they can write a mental health plan that will reduce your costs hugely. I hit the Medicare safety net, so my psych consults cost me less that $25.
I'm currently 36w, and I can't believe how positively I feel about birth this time. I'm so glad I've had the help to get to this point.
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