I guess I seem to do better when I don't know/don't think about it. Ignorance is bliss kinda thinking I guess. This time around I've been reading The Birth Partner, for DH because he is not a reader, and I planned on either flagging the important pages for him or condensing the reading to a few important points. But reading all that information about how labor goes has got me feeling nervous now. Probably because my other 4 births have been medicated although I had always wanted a natural no pain meds birth but didn't end up getting it for one reason or another. So because this is going to be our last baby, I again wanted a natural no pain meds birth. But the thought of committing myself to no pain meds and going through it, is getting me nervous. Anyone else feeling similar? I've never gone through an entire birth on my own before so I don't know what to expect really. And I think it's the fear of the unknown that is worrying me.
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8/18/08 at 12:02pm