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#1 of 3 Old 01-01-2014, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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well as you can guess im pregnant :D woopeeeeeee!

im currently 11 weeks with my first baby and so excited but terrified too because im not great with pain.

ive heard the best thing to do is to stay calm during labor and delivery but it would really help if i could hear about some of your experiences :) 

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Welcome and congrats on your pregnancy!
Maybe read through this thread or post!
http://www.mothering.com/community/f/166/birth-stories
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I think the best thing to do is keep an open mind. You don't know how it will feel until you are in it. I planned on birthing naturally, but I decided to get an epidural after my water broke and the contractions got really strong and fast as I went into active labor and transition. The first 24 hours of labor were not very painful. I just breathed and moved into whatever positions was comfortable during contractions. I kept an open mind and planned for what I wanted to do and made decisions as things happened. I recommend taking a good childbirth class and practicing whatever methods you want to use for labor. I find knowledge is useful to help keep me calm. Some people do meditation or self-hypnosis. Massage can be great and you can practice with your partner so that you know what to do ahead of time.

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