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Carwen*Angel October 23rd, 2012 08:39 AM

Labour Fears
 
Why not share your fears about labour? Maybe some BTDT mamas here can give some support and advice to help.

Kelz88 November 1st, 2012 12:16 PM

Re: Labour Fears
 
My biggest fear is not getting an epidural if I want one.

When I had my twin boys I had an emergency c-section. I was awake and I must say that is a VERY odd sensation.

With my daughter (VBAC) I was going to get an epidural but a lady took the anestesiologist (sp) for a emergency c-section. (karma I know ;) ) and I had to give birth with 0 pain medication. I am all for mamas who want to give birth naturally, however, I have no pain tolerance and am terrified I will go through that again.

My fear has gotten to the point where I considered asking for another c-section just to know i wont have to go through that "trauma" again. Most likely this wont happen though because I had a successful VBAC.

Earthy.Mama November 3rd, 2012 08:27 AM

Re: Labour Fears
 
My only fear about birth is pushing. That's it. LOL!

rhiane2013 November 5th, 2012 05:56 AM

Re: Labour Fears
 
my fear about child birth is having a CS. I dont like emergency CSs

Purrrrrrr November 6th, 2012 12:14 PM

Re: Labour Fears
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kelz88 (Post 26720976)
My biggest fear is not getting an epidural if I want one.

When I had my twin boys I had an emergency c-section. I was awake and I must say that is a VERY odd sensation.

With my daughter (VBAC) I was going to get an epidural but a lady took the anestesiologist (sp) for a emergency c-section. (karma I know ;) ) and I had to give birth with 0 pain medication. I am all for mamas who want to give birth naturally, however, I have no pain tolerance and am terrified I will go through that again.

My fear has gotten to the point where I considered asking for another c-section just to know i wont have to go through that "trauma" again. Most likely this wont happen though because I had a successful VBAC.

When you went in, did you tell them then that you wanted an epidural when you got to ___ cm? I told my midwife when I got to 7, I wanted to go ahead and get one so when I felt like I was at a 6 and going in to transition, I said I wanted it and got it when I was 7 1/2 about 45 minutes later.

Be loud and firm about it if you have to... not yelling at everyone, but just don't let them forget about you.

Kelz88 November 6th, 2012 12:55 PM

Re: Labour Fears
 
Told them once i went in. They kept telling me soon, but soon never came :/ We only have one (epidural man) for LDR from what I understand though.

writerchick324 December 2nd, 2012 08:22 AM

Re: Labour Fears
 
The anestesiologist checked on me since I was induced, and 3cm or something. The Pitocin really made my contractions unbearable, so he got the supplies and I had my epidural in less than 10 minutes of saying I wanted it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earthy Mama (Post 26727520)
My only fear about birth is pushing. That's it. LOL!

I thought I knew how to push, but I was not using the correct muscles! I was using my low tummy and lower muscles, and they wanted me to bear down like a BM. Finally after a few times of them saying, "Like you are pooping!" ha ha, I decided Well, I will show them like I am pooping! and so I did. And yeah, I did that too, lol. But it pushed Elliott right on down and out! I didn't REALLY feel like I was truly pushing until I was pushing his shoulders out though. Then it was like my body said, "Oh, you mean like THIS" and he was out. :)

lathick92 July 27th, 2013 03:11 AM

Re: Labour Fears
 
I have no idea

JillyP July 28th, 2013 06:02 AM

Re: Labour Fears
 
Im a little afraid of having a really bad tear. My last delivery left only minor tears, but she was small, only 7 lbs. The other two were born when episiotomies were standard, which was worse though.

Laura Devine October 29th, 2013 06:47 AM

Re: Labour Fears
 
I'm afraid of just about everything. Im 22 years old and I've never gone through this before. I'm afraid of the pain, tearing, a c-section, recovery time that I can't afford to take off, im afraid that something is going to go wrong with my baby and I. I'm absolutely terrified of everything except being a mom.

LUSHaye December 15th, 2013 01:46 PM

Re: Labour Fears
 
...can I say everything? I think it's really stemming from the unknown. And I hope once we do the childbirth class I'll be a little more at ease.
I'm afraid of hard labor kicking in randomly, how long labor is going to last, the pain, the unknown of possible issues like a C-section or needing the clamps or vacuum...
Not too worried about tearing, which is odd, but I am worried about someone trying to push cutting me.
I think I just don't really know what to expect, and that's what is causing all the fear.


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