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post #21 of 30

I'm afraid of my mom getting mad at me for something before the baby is born, or while I am in labor, or after the baby is born.

 

I'm afraid of giving birth in the car since the drive is an hour. I'm also afraid of getting to the hospital too early.

 

I'm afraid that I will have a long and horrendous labor. My last labor was super fast and everyone thinks it will be like that again... which makes me worried that they are jinxing me.

 

I'm afraid of a mal-positioned baby.

 

I'm afraid a crappy OB will be on call and won't respect my wishes for intermittent monitoring and birthing in my choice of position. Or my (second) VBAC.

 

I'm dreading the whole post partum thing. The sore and engorged breasts especially.

 

I'm afraid- terrified- of having a colicy baby. My first cried for 9 months, all day long and it was hell. I'm afraid of a repeat of that. None of my babies have been very happy babies. They have all been kind of cranky and very clingy.

 

I'm afraid of my 2 year olds reaction to the baby. It might be a hard transition for her.

post #22 of 30

I am also scared that I will go into labour at work (I work at McDonalds). That would be a freakout for me! I hope she stays in till at least the 30th, then if I go into labour, I'll be ok.

post #23 of 30
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I'm afraid of my 2 year olds reaction to the baby. It might be a hard transition for her.

I'm scared of my 2 year olds reaction too... though, he'll be or almost be 3(his birthday is the 25th). He's a loving boy, but he's wild and definitely has a temper that he doesn't know how to work with. I'm terrified of going pee and leaving the baby in her seat and him deciding to bite her or hit her or anything else like that :( Or how he'll do sharing me.... he can be completely occupied with something and if he notices DD cuddling with me, he pitches this huge fit and starts screaming and flailing around *sigh*

post #24 of 30
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I'm scared of my 2 year olds reaction too... though, he'll be or almost be 3(his birthday is the 25th). He's a loving boy, but he's wild and definitely has a temper that he doesn't know how to work with. I'm terrified of going pee and leaving the baby in her seat and him deciding to bite her or hit her or anything else like that :( Or how he'll do sharing me.... he can be completely occupied with something and if he notices DD cuddling with me, he pitches this huge fit and starts screaming and flailing around *sigh*

Did I mention that my just turned 3 year old (7 years ago) tried to send her baby sister home with the midwife.  And other than try to clobber, jump on, and suffocate baby and I she was generally ok.

post #25 of 30

I am worried that I wont go into labor "on time" and that I won't be able to handle the pain of Pitocin induced contractions. 

post #26 of 30

At my 37 week appointment with the MW today the MW showed DH how to do perinium (sp) massage techniques. And it hurt. And then she said that if it was that uncomfortable we should def. start doing regular massage. I am now worried that if that was painful that natural birth will be miserable. I think up until now I have always thought it was my body was meant to do and havent really thought too much beyond that about how much pain there could be.

post #27 of 30
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I am worried that I wont go into labor "on time" and that I won't be able to handle the pain of Pitocin induced contractions. 


I just happened upon this. Perhaps you could show it to your OB? http://acogpresident.org/

post #28 of 30
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I have another fear, I have a hemorrhoid the size of Texas and am terrified it'll burst(or whatever the heck hemorrhoids do) while pushing. I'm absolutely terrified of this even if it isn't practical.
post #29 of 30
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I just happened upon this. Perhaps you could show it to your OB? http://acogpresident.org/
Thanks MommaRuth. I agree with the article, just not sure what happens if I simply refuse the induction. Even my doc said she would prefer to see me start labor spontaneously. Yet hospital policy and her own liabilty insurance support standard protocol which is to deliver twins by 39 weeks.
post #30 of 30

I had the realization last night that there are similarities between this pregnancy and my sons... the one that went 10 days past the due date, was induced, and ended in a c-section and was 10 lbs.

 

So now I am afraid of a repeat of that birth. I had a lot of back pain with his pregnancy, just like I am having this time. He was posterior, as is this one. I guess I better kick it into high gear with all the baby positioning stuff. I DO NOT want a labor like that one, and I do not want to give the OB any reason to start talking about c-section.

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