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#1 of 5 Old 08-17-2012, 02:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It may be silly, but I am SO scared of the l&d of this newest LO... I'm only 5 weeks, but thoughts are just popping in my head. I had a completely natural birth with my 2nd son, so I KNOW I can do it, and really DO want a homebirth, but the pain of going all natural again SCARES me. 

Has anyone been hesitant about an all natural birth...after already having one? I feel like such a dork, but it really is lingering in the back of my mind.. lol


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I think it's a normal feeling. I want a home birth for my next LO and sometimes I feel like I'm a little crazy. Labor and birth is pretty intense (Not to mention after...I had some pretty extensive tearing). However the more birth stories I read the more I feel like unmedicated birth seems so much easier as far as complications go. A bad epidural or a c-section scares me more than the pain of childbirth!

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I can relate. My last birth was at home, and it was very scary and painful near the end. My midwife had to attend to a prior obligation for a few hours in the middle of the day, and I was in the care of her practice partner. She told me she needed make some babysitting arrangements for her kids and wanted to know if she could go across town and wait for my call (I had been in labor over 24 hours at that point). I told her I wasn't comfortable with her leaving, but she made excuses and left anyway. When baby was ready, things happened fast. I came very close to having an unassisted birth- not something I want at all- and the pain was so much worse because of my fear. When I found out I was pregnant this time, that anxiety was the first thing to surface. I would almost plan a CS rather than go through that again greensad.gif

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Man, I would be seriously unhappy with that! It sounds like you really need a new care provider. I would have flipped out!
 

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Thanks- we have a consult set up with a different MW next week, fingers crossed! It's a shame, too, because we both loved our MW, but the other gal is her practice partner and I don't want to risk being in her care again. Nor do I wish to pay for her services...

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