gosh im so sorry to hear this maybe take her out and do things she likes to do so it will take her mind off of it for while my mom was only 5 feet and they check you to make sure if yourbig enough to push a baby through there my mom was to small so we came out c section i would tell her not to worrie if theres any chance of her not being able to have it normaly they will give her a c section and everything will be okay
im new to this site. well, at posting anyway. but, i saw this and just wanted to post something. im fairly small framed and only about 5'2. my first baby was only 3 days late & alot bigger than they had expected. he was almost 9 lbs. i was in labor for 17 hrs with 2 and a half hrs of pushing. after he came out i hemorraged really bad and they were running to get blood ready for a transfusion. it was one of the scariest things ever but the feeling i had was like i wasnt scared even though it was a really scary situation. i think i was just too tired and weak. i felt kind of at peace, calm and just kinda weightless. fortunatly, before they had to do the transfusion everything calmed down. thinking back on it i just wonder if the reason for my hemorrage was because my dr seemed really rushed and was pulling really hard on the cord to deliver the placenta. i know that can cause that to happen if its detached by force before its ready. with this pregnancy i live in another town and have a new doctor so im just holding on to the fact that it may have been her fault as to why that happened so im not freaked out this time of it happening again. i actually had nightmares of dying during labor before i ever even got pregnant the first time.
The thought didn't even cross my mind until my sister brought it up. And even then, she was the one that worried about it not me. God made our bodies to have babies so I just trusted the process :) It's really rare that things go wrong during labor if you let nature take it's course. Most "emergencies" during labor are actually caused by medical interventions and hospital policies.
I did get a little worried at the end that he wasn't going to fit 'cause my belly got HUGE. I'm really petite (well, before I got preggers I was :P) 5'3 and short waisted so the baby had nowhere to go but out front - he was 8lb7oz and almost 21in long and I was able to push him out without a problem.
haha - found a pic... HUGE
Hi everyone, I am new to this site (no kids, and not pregnant). I am a hypochondriac. I am scared to death of dying or having major complications during pregnancy. I've been married for almost 4 years, and my husband and I want kids soon. I really want to have children (at least one), but I can't get past the fear. At this point, it seems like there is nothing that anyone can say that will make me feel better. I am hoping to make friends here, and find the right info to finally help me move forward and TTC.
Quoting love my Ethan:
Quoting love my Ethan:
Thanks ladies! I will def check out those books. I have been trying to read as much as possible. I too feel that knowledge is power. I know I won't be prepared for everything, but I'd like to know as much as possible, so if it happens, I 'll know what I am supposed to do.
It really makes me so sad that I am so afraid of something that my body is meant to do. And I also feel terrible because I don't know that I can't get pregnant (never actively tried) and some people spend their whole lives trying to have a child and can't. It's selfish. I have to go to the doctor in Dec for my yearly, and plan to discuss some issues with my doc. My husband sent me a txt a few weeks ago asking when I planned to talk to the doctor, that he would come with me. I know he will be there for me, along with my fam, his fam, and all of our friends. I know I won't be alone, I'm just afraid to die. I really do hope I can look back on this and laugh at myself for being so silly.