I hate when people ask me this. Hate it.
I'm afraid that I will go into contractions before my stitches are out and rupturing. I afraid of losing the baby from being born early. I'm not afraid of the pain of child birth.
I've done this before. I've delivered with full pitocin and in a breach position. Yes, Isabelle was much smaller, but I've experienced full hard contractions and managed my way through. This is not new.
Why must we as women scare each other like this? Why do we make the younger generation fear the pain child birth making them tense up and make it harder than it needs to be?
The best advise I ever got before I delivered Isabelle was from my mom. "Relax and let the baby go down." Why can't we say this to each other? This is more productive.
I know my work shower is next week and I'm dreading having to hear all the stories. (Most of which I have already heard already).