NOOOO! dont hve a c section! Worst pain of my life! I had to have one as she was in distress and the recovery is long and hard.
I hadent got used to the idea that I would be birthing, since I had 10 weeks to get ready,...next thing I know my waters have gone and im in labour!
You cant over think it. You cant be ready for it. you just have to deal with it at the time. having the baby is part of HAVING the baby! You will be fine!
I have had 3 children, all natural....when I was expecting my first I thought I can't do this...but I did! It woudl be a lie to say it dosen't hurt, because it does, but the water birth was a lot easier nad a lot less pain. But the joy and sense of love and joy t hat came when I held my first child was so immense that i can still remember it now. Each contraction is one step closer to holding you r baby in your arms. Best advice, and it is hard to do....RELAX...the more relaxed you are the easier labour becomes.
I am a midwife and when it is your first baby antenatal classes can really help with the fear of giving birth. Sometimes it is just the fear of the unknown. I meet so many women who are scared when they come to my antenatal classes and leave feeling much better.
I can also recommend hypnobirthing which should eliminate any fear at all. Another thing you could do if you are really petrified is book yourself a session with a hypnotherapist.
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