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so scared!!! Shannon Woolley Due December 17 (girl); United Kingdom 170 posts
2nd Dec '12

okay so i am 38 weeks pregnant on Tuesday!, i cant wait for my wee girl to be here im done being pregnant im so uncomfortable/sore!.. but i am absolutly terrified for labour!, i am terrible with pain..so i am dreading being in labour,every night i go to bed and ly awake for ages just thinking..what am i going to do/react like if i go into labour now!?..scared isnt even the word!!

scgALusc 3 kids; South Carolina 1714 posts
2nd Dec '12

Don't be scared. YES labor hurts. Keep an open mind and know you have options.



Eta: options as in pain managment*

Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
2nd Dec '12

You will be fine. Have you thought about using any pain control like breathing exercises or maybe even an epidural? There are several ways to reduce the amount of pain you will experience so don't worry too much. Unfortunately for most women there will be a point where it does hurt but you know what? There's nothing you can do about that part.



When I had my son I pushed for two hours. The first hour and a half wasn't bad but after his head started coming out I didn't think I could do it anymore. I wasn't screaming or anything but I was more or less saying, "Oh my god, I can't do this." The nurse looked at me and said, "You don't have a choice. Take a breather, collect yourself, and push!" She said just what I needed to hear and about 10 minutes later my son was born. I immediately forgot about the pain. When they say it goes away right then and there they mean it. It really does disappear as soon as your baby comes out. It might hurt when you deliver the placenta or if they have to sew you up but by that point they can offer pain medicine if you choose. I was personally so caught up in my son being here that I didn't even notice when I delivered my placenta. I literally had no idea, lol.



Anyway, like I said, it might sound crass but you don't have a choice so why waste your time being scared? Know that women have been doing this forever and there are plenty who have been terrified of the pain and yet they came out just fine after it's all said and done with.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting scgALusc:" Don't be scared. YES labor hurts. Keep an open mind and know you have options. Eta: options as in pain managment*"


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Shannon Woolley Due December 17 (girl); United Kingdom 170 posts
2nd Dec '12

well iv put in my birth plan i want an epidural!,but ino that before i get it im gonna be in alot of pain,and this is what is getting to me..

10 days till baby comes Due January 25 (girl); 16 kids; Bolt, West Virginia 745 posts
2nd Dec '12

Stress and anxiety will actually increase and intensify your contractions

Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting Shannon Woolley:" well iv put in my birth plan i want an epidural!,but ino that before i get it im gonna be in alot of pain,and this is what is getting to me.."

There's nothing you can do though so why waste your time and energy being scared..?

Shannon Woolley Due December 17 (girl); United Kingdom 170 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting Raptor Jesus:" There's nothing you can do though so why waste your time and energy being scared..? "

inoheres nothing i can do..but i cant help the fact that im scared..

Marie Otley Due June 8; Japan 2 posts
2nd Dec '12
Hi Shannon, i have already got a little girl and i was so scared of labour like urself and i do not like pain as well i am such a winp ha ha, my little girl came 5 weeks early and it wasnt as bad as i thou when i got ready to push i had pain but by then you can have the gas and air or another ones u wont so it wasnt to bad. The best apart of the pain was seeing my little girl at the end of it and how much she was worth it.


Quoting Shannon Woolley:" okay so i am 38 weeks pregnant on Tuesday!, i cant wait for my wee girl to be here im done being pregnant ... [snip!] ... and ly awake for ages just thinking..what am i going to do/react like if i go into labour now!?..scared isnt even the word!!"