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#1 of 3 Old 04-18-2010, 02:02 AM - Thread Starter
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My son will be a year old on May 12th, and I still can't shake my feelings of negativity stemming from his difficult birth. The resulting circumstances forced me to change other aspects of my mothering as well, and I can't help but feel that my relationship with Ezra is going to be less intimate than my relationship to Canaan. My husband and I have also been discussing a third child, and I don't know if I really want a third child yet, or if I just want to "right" my last birth experience by attempting a VBAC. I am confused and frustrated. Help!

Sarah-Wife to Kelly, mostly organic crafty SAHMama to my angel, Canaan (11/01/07-03/15/2013) and Ezra (05-12-09).

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ICAN is a great place to air this stuff out. Have you contacted them?

They helped me a lot after my section.
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I recommend you look into they have great resources for birth trauma.

You aren't going to have identical feelings for each child any way, they are unique and need their own kind of love. I had one child who never would let anyone hold him or snuggle at all his whole first 4 years - he's now by far my most snuggly one. It is also harder to really fall in love with one when you've got an older one who still needs lots of attention - you'll find a way though! Is there a MOPS group in your area? Get whatever support you'll be so glad you did!

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