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I am so antsy for the baby to come. I am also really scared. I know this is normal for FTM btu I am REALLY REALLY scared. I have never been hospitalize, never had an IV none of it. So new to hospitals even. Goign to my second half of birth class and get a tour tonight of the OB department anyways.
I know this is normal but it's hard for me to stay calm about this.
I am an anxious FTM too. I think it's perfectly normal. Don't stress about being stressed. Our bodies are built for this, and your hospital does this every day. Just trust your body. You will do great.
I'm anxious too, and this is my third! It's normal for everyone, I think. Your adrenaline really will kick in and you won't be so scared after a while. And if you get far enough along in your pregnancy, it's likely that being uncomfortable will be enough to override your anxiety and you'll do anything to get baby out.
I am as well a FTM....and very anxious. Also very similar to you, I have never been hospitalized or had an IV or anything of the sorts. Oddly enough though...I'm not really scared. I seem to be just going with the flow so far. Hang in there and remember all the amazing positive words of encouragement above. They already took the words right out of my mouth.
As a FTM I'm also super anxious. Terrified is more like it, but more so about actually being a mom than going into labor or any of the hospital stuff. I'm still in denial that I'm going to birth a little human being and bring her home with me and be responsible for her health and happiness. I told SO the other night that I feel almost like I'm going to go into the hospital, give birth, leave the baby there for someone else and come home to my normal life.
About the IV's and stuff, just make sure you're well hydrated before you go in - it helps keep your veins plump and easy for them to work with. It's going to sting, but not for long. And since you'll be in labor, I doubt you'll even notice it much after it's done. Remember - it's all temporary. You're going to do great!
I am so anxious and this is #4!!! Our bodies are amazing things and you will be surprised how amazing you feel after giving life to someone. Whether its a natural birth, an epi birth, a c/s you gave life to a tiny human. You grew them in your belly for 9 months and now you will watch them grow on the outside. Everything you were worried about before will seem like such a distant memory and your life will never be the same.
It is normal to be nervous. I am nervous also and this is my 3rd! When I was pregnant with my first, I was in the same position--I had never had an IV or anything and it was really scary. But you will do great
JaxonJocelyn Gabriel Grayson and due in September!
I was the same way with my first. Aside from getting stitches in my knee when I was about 8, I'd never been hospitalized, had an IV, etc. But by the time I went into labor I was so focused on the baby/contractions/etc. that I didn't think the 'other stuff'. It helped that I had wonderful nurses that helped me to relax as much as possible.
09/03 - 09/06 - 06/13
"Would I rather be feared or loved? Um ... easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." - Michael Scott
I am anxious and really really scared too because I want to TRY to not ask for an epidural this time around.. with my daughter I wasn't scared at all honestly it was like let's do this and this time I am just a ball of nerves because I don't wanna chicken out and ask for an epidural because I don't really want anymore kids and I wanna know what the entire birthing process feels like so I can say I know.. weird maybe but... ya.. I am not gonna be upset. I don't have a strict birthing plan.. really don't have one at all. I just wanna bring the baby here safely. You will do great! xx
Being scared and anxious is definitely normal, no matter what number baby you're having. But once you get in there and you're actually having your baby, that will all go out the window. You will be so focused on what you have to do to have your baby and so excited about finally meeting face to face that little one who has been, up to now, an ultrasound pic, that you won't have time to be afraid. I think women tend to transform into super heroes when giving birth and any fear and anxiety goes right out the window. So no worries, ladies! We're all going to be amazing!