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I have already done it twice, it really is not as bad as you would think. And I had a bad first delivery doctor, an incorrectly postioned baby, and a big baby. Told I could not naturally have over a 7 lb baby. First child was born naturally and was 8 lbs 11 oz. Not bad for a 5'5" 125 lb (with 30 lb of baby weight gain) woman.
I am getting more scared the closer I get. I worry about preterm labor, then of course there are all the wonderful stories you hear about crazy deliveries. The fact that my little man is looking to be about a 9 or 10 lb boy freaks me out even more
I think it's natural to be scared of the unknown. But most women get through it with out major or life-threatening complications.
I just try to tell myself that if childbirth was that bad, every person would stop at one baby! Once you have your baby in your arms all the pain and battle you went through to get them here will be worth it.
Delivery sucks, but a slose friend asked me how bad it was about 8 hours after I gave birth to my first and my reply was "I'd do it again tomorrow"
I has a very long delivery, witha spotty epidural, cuminating in an 8 lb 9oz porker being extracted vis forcepts
amanda1680:Yep, I'm pretty nervous. Sometimes it just hits me... there's a baby in there, and she's actually going to come out at some point!
Yes!! I get totally freaked out when I think about it. This and "what will I do with baby the first night/day that it is home???" are my top two holy crap! thoughts!! Yikes
BFP#1 10-9-10 EDD 6-16-11 DS born-6-20-11
BFP#2 11-6-13 EDD 7-20-13 CP 11-11-13
BFP#3 12-8-13 EDD 8-20-14
i am pg with #2 but with the first one, i wasn't scared until i was actually in labor at the hospital....the one thing that kept me from totally freaking out is that i kept telling myself, people do this everyday minute of the day. Plus you will have GREAT nurses talking you through every step....it wasn't as scary as i had imagined but totally normal to be a bit scared!! just a tip that helped me.
I am pretty scared myself! I dont think it helps that I watch "one born every minute". I am scared of the pain and not knowing what will happen...I think that it is normal to feel like this and it does help me to think that women have been giving birth for years.
emmelen:About a week after delivering my first, someone asked how my delivery went. I said I would give birth every day for an entire month straight rather than suffer the pain I went through with breastfeeding. And I meant it. Seriously. Labor was actually quite fine (for me). Nursing? Not so much.
I have heard similar breast feeding horror stories before. My sister just refused to nurse her second because of the pain. Hopefully it becomes more tolerable.
I'm not scared of delivering naturally, I'm scared of the recovery from a c-section (which I'll do everything I can to avoid.)
My mom has been really reassuring, she had VERY easy births with my sister and I...for my sister she didn't even believe she was in labor even though her water had broken and for me she was induced because she lived so far from the hospital. She was induced at 7am and I was born at 8:33am. She said it was bad after because she started contracting bad from the pitocin AFTER I was born.
My best friend had two great natural deliveries too, so between them: I'm confident it wont be that bad and I'm going to keep that positiveness going. I stop people who want to share awful stories etc...no need to freak myself out.
I have however read up on all delivery methods so I feel prepared, just in case.