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Okay, I have had 5 babies, all natural, 2 of which were at home. WHY am I so stinkin' scared of labor this time? I feel that I am going to be really wimpy, I am scared of the pain ALOT. Please kick my butt in gear and tell me some good pain things I can do and also tell me "you are just a wimp...LOL") I am scared...
 

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Do you have proper support for your labour? Because I know for me that makes all the diff between feeling scared or not. I have made arrangements to have a lot of women around me and I find I now have no fear.<br><br>
It IS scary, though. I mean, think about what has to happen to get that baby out. Birth is SUCH a bad design in humans.<br><br>
You're not a wimp but you'll get through it just fine just like you did all the other times!!!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you have proper support for your labour? Because I know for me that makes all the diff between feeling scared or not. I have made arrangements to have a lot of women around me and I find I now have no fear.<br><br>
It IS scary, though. I mean, think about what has to happen to get that baby out. Birth is SUCH a bad design in humans.<br><br>
You're not a wimp but you'll get through it just fine just like you did all the other times!!!<br><br>
ILANA</div>
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Thanks Ilana!<br>
I will only have DH here with me during labor as I really have no IRL friends and my Mom won't be here, she doesn't want to and neither will my Aunt. The midwives will be here but I don't really want them around...LOL! Oh and my kids will be with me as well, I don't know why I am scared but I am sure I will be fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Thanks for helping!!!!!
 

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Wimpy Wimpy Wimpy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Kidding aside, you've done this before, you're a pro. And no matter how painful it is, no one stays in labour forever, even when it feels like it. That's what I repeat to myself when I start thinking "Oh crap, what have I done?!".<br><br>
And remember, compared to actually raising the kids, labour is the easy part. This is not the hardest thing you will ever do for this baby.<br><br>
In a few days when I'm flipping out, please repeat this all back to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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dont know why. but iM in the same boat. granted things have been nutty here for a few weeks now, so that doesnt help.<br>
I dont feel centered at all for this birth.<br>
No idea how to fix it but just want ya to know your not alone!
 

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<span>You're definetly not alone. I've been having anxiety too and this will be my fifth birth. I think there is 2 reasons why I am feeling this way and maybe it's the same for you too? One reason I am afraid is because I've done it before and I know what to expect, so that's what it scaring me, having to go through that tunnel again and the anxiety that it brings in those moments. Also the other reason I'm feeling this way is because of fear of the "unknown". How are things going to go this time? How much pain will I be in? How long will I have to endure it etc. Maybe it's simular for you?<br>
Hang in there Momma! We will make it! It will be nice to be on the other side, won't it?<br>
(((((((((((((hugs!))))))))))</span>
 
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