I’m almost 17, this is my first child but I am terrified of labor and dying. I’m afraid I will have a heart issue or bleed to death. Any suggestions on how I should try to relax or how I can cope with this ?
Re: Fear of labor and death
Postpartum hemorrhage does happen occasionally, but we catch it so quickly. It can be quickly remedied with uterine massage, some cytotec pills up your rectum, and a shot of methergine in your leg. Absolute worse case scenario, you’d have an emergency hysterectomy. I’ve only ever seen that once. No mom has ever died in my time working in a birthing center.
So I guess my advice is to relax, knowing that your medical team knows what they are doing. Perhaps see a therapist.
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