Post # 1
Is anyone else terrified of something awful happening during labor? I’m so afraid that something bad is going to happen to me or the baby. Is this a normal pregnancy fear? I know major complication are uncommon these days, I’m just feeling really uneasy about the whole thing right now. Did/does anyone else feel like this?
Post # 3
I’m not even pregnant, but I’m worried about this. I’m a big worrier though lol
Post # 4
I am too and I HATE it!!! I seriously drive myself crazy sometimes. 🙁 Haha!
Post # 5
I’m a big worrier too and yes I also worry about this, especially as labor gets closer. It’s pretty irrational though, at least I hope, so I try to put it out of my mind every time I start thinking about it.
Post # 6
Yes! I am 100% with you. This is going to sound kind of kooky, but I had a dream when I was probably only 11 years old in which I gave birth to a baby. Except, as soon as the baby was born the nurses at the hospital wisked her away b/c something was wrong and she was very sick. It it the most vivid dream I have ever had. Even weirder is that I was only a kid. I had never kissed a boy, never had sex, and certainly had no context for childbirth in my daily life. Yet this dream was as real as could be. I felt the full emotion of a mother being torn away from her baby, and I screamed and cried in my dream that my baby was being taken from me. I was scared she was going to die. I woke up before I found out if the baby lived.
Call it irrational, but I am terrified that this dream is going to come true when I give birth. I try to keep it out of my head for the most part, but the dream has haunted me for my entire life, and until I deliver a healthy baby there will be fear in the back of my mind.
Post # 7
I was worried when I thought I’d have to have a hospital birth… before even getting pregnant or TTC with baby #2 (baby #1 was in the hospital and didn’t go great). BUT after finding my midwife and deciding on a homebirth I’ve actually been ALOT less fearful & am very excited.
You should get the book Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. Mine is on it’s way & I’ve heard that the birth stories included are GREAT, INSPIRING, and HELPFUL and she’s a wonderful well-known midwife who talks about trusting your body.
Post # 8
@skibobrown: That’s so scary! I hate when dreams are so realistic that they stick with you for so long. 🙁
@runsyellowlites: thanks! I’ll check into that!