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17/06/2009 at 09:18
19/06/2009 at 09:41
20/06/2009 at 09:36
You usually seem to hear horror birth stories.This went wrong,that went wrong,or women in labour for days.As Audrey said the time does pass quickly.
I worried with all of my 7 babies.There are midwives on hand,there are drugs to help with the pain.
Might help to find out as much as you can before hand.It helps to know what's happening.While I wouldn't suggest you do the drug free thing,some of the relaxation and breathing techniques may help you.One of mine was a homebirth which meant no pain relief except gas and air right at the end.
Speak to your midwife.See if you can arrange antenatal classes.A c-section is not the easy option,there are sometimes complications,and recovery is harder and takes longer,and in any case it may not be offered without medical reasons.
Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy,and the birth.It's normal to worry,but in most cases it's not as bad as you think
21/06/2009 at 23:17
24/06/2009 at 14:24
30/06/2009 at 12:56
16/07/2009 at 22:54
i was petrifed when i fell pregnant with me daughter because everyone told me there horror stories but it wasnt as bad as i thought... when i fell pregnant with me son it was plain sailing because i knew what to expect... now im pregnant for a 3rd time and everything is different. ive been told i have to have a section which is the thing im dreading more than anything. to be honest a normal birth is alot easier and the recovery is easier than it is to have a section.
if its the pain your scared of ( and yes it can hurt ) then you can always try off on gas and air then if it gets too bad u could opt for pethidine or even an epidural.. but try and weigh all the pro's and con's of stuff and if you aint sure about stuff u can always ask ur midwife who will clarify things for u.
16/07/2009 at 23:20
ive had two c-sections and they werent half as scary painfull etc as people had told me, you just have to be carefull, worst thing for me was the canular going in because i could see it, best of luck and i hope its an ok experience for you xx
05/08/2009 at 09:44
05/08/2009 at 10:44
thingy in the back of your hand for a drip! I had a lovely (but very nervous) student put my 2nd one in (one for jack was ok) and it hurt!! i dont think i helped the poor lad by sitting there sobbing and jumping everytime he came near
If its a planned section its not a bad experience at all once the canulars in it doesnt hurt unless you catch it then its not painfull just sore, Having the section with lola was lovely and so so calm, she came straight over the screen and dripped all over us lol! they let andrew 'neaten' the cord as he wasnt allowed round to cut it! and you can take music in! As soon as your in recovery we got brought drinks toast and biscuits! My lovely midwife also brought us a box of chocs! It was just really nice, and they had me back on the ward for lunch so a very unimpressed jack could meet lola! he just wanted my food!
05/08/2009 at 11:24
05/08/2009 at 11:52
ouch! section you only need one!
I had a 'drain' aswell its a tube in the scar for excess fluid blood etc and every one said oh theyre agony and they gave me gas and air to have it removed, didnt use it and i didnt feel a thing!
06/09/2009 at 18:57
07/09/2009 at 20:44
11/10/2009 at 21:57
12/10/2009 at 14:47
Dont be scared it is the most amazing thing in the world to get pregnant and give birth. Having said that i did have an epidural but that is because they broke my waters and intedned to induce me, which I knew could bring on contractions very quickly resulting in your body having less time to build up to the pain.
A C Secion isnt always easier, my sister had a very long labour with her first 12 years ago, She was very young & left on her own that night on the ward and she was quite scared, this time she ended up with an emergency C Section and said she would always choose a natural birth over a C Section. It is true that you always hear the horror stories, (as someone as already mentioned). But lots of people give birth without too many problems some even say they didnt find it particularly painful, some are over very quickly too, don't worry worry will make you stressed which can create a more painful experience. Need to find away to learn to ZONE out of it and take your mind elsewhere look at all your options and rule nothing out, I wanted as natural birthy aspossible to be on the move etc but due to a couple of complications i couldn't i had to be monitored etc but all was well in the end and I now have a great 2 year old.
It is easier said than done but dont worry yourself too much, go to ante natals and speak with the other people in the same positoin or discuss the options in full but C Section is not nec an easy way having your baby.
Good Luck, it is all very much worth it. x
30/10/2009 at 12:42
My 4th baby is due tomorrow, and i am really bricking it! I dont think there is a way to stop worrying. Whatever situation youre in, there will always be worry. After you wonder why you worried, but i think we survive in a way on worry!
I already have a boy and 2 girls, and we know this one is a boy too. I just hope labour with this one isntthe same as my other boy. The girls were nicer births, and with my last labour i even enjoyed it. Anyone else have the same feeling? Lots of people i said this to, looked at me like i was off the planet!
Guess i ought to pack my hospital bags, dont ya think!?
30/10/2009 at 13:15
My sister gave me some fab advice when I was worrying about it all, she said "just look around when you're out shopping....everyone you see got here the same way, and the majority of them probably have brothers & sisters......so it can't be that bad"
I did worry too about the birth, but just kept reminding myself that no matter how much I worried (or not) on the day, it will go how it's going to go. I wanted a natural birth because I hated the idea of Pethadine and was scared stiff about having a needle in my spine for an epidural. In the end I had the epidural & it was great....couldn't walk of course, but with a handful of good big p[ushes (which I could hardly feel) my beautiful little girl was born!! She;s 18 months old now & the whole birth event is a distant but lovely memory.
Most likely everything will be fine for you....worrying about it will not make any difference either way. So, try not to worry but to look forward to it....you'll be meeting your new baby & once all the pushing is over it will be the best day of your life!!
02/11/2009 at 11:43
Zoe I enjoyed all my labours ,yes it hurt , but it was worth every minute.
My third son who is now 14 weeks was born in the birthing pool and it was fantastic. I had a bit of gas and air, lifted him on to my chest myself and was left till he cord had stopped pulsating naturally a wonderful experience. I am actually a little sad that that was probably the last time I will give birth.
25/08/2010 at 08:51
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