(Closed) fear of something going horribly wrong during labor?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not even pregnant, but I’m worried about this. I’m a big worrier though lol

Post # 5
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

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.

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