Originally Posted by Marilyn82
... I have this inane, illogical fear that I won't ever go into labor LOL.
I completely understand! My first was an induction for pre-e at 40w0d, and my second was a 41w c/s after prolonged ROM and no--I mean NO--labor. Well, I was contracting about every 20 min for the last 18 hours of it or so, but I slept through them, so that tells you how "real" they were.
I am really trying to use affirmations to keep myself in the right head space: "My body knows when and how to birth a baby." "Labor will begin when my body and my baby are ready." "I am whole and NOT broken." That kind of thing. My doula and I even have my DH trained to say, "Well, when he comes on his own..."
We WILL birth these babes!!!