When I was pregnant with my son I had terrible anxiety about what delivery would be like. I was terrified about epidurals, c-sections, and episiotimies. I was also kind of scared I could die :( I spent a lot of time writing in my journal about my fears.
Thankfully, even though I did get an epidural and had a c-section, everything was fine. When I was pregnant with my daughter I wasn't really too worried about delivery.
What are/were you worried about, and how do you deal with the worry?
I had a medical condition that wouldn't allow me to get an epidural, so I was slightly terrified of the pain! I honestly tried to read as little about labor and delivery as possible so I worry unnecessarily about things that probably wouldn't happen. I'm not sure if that was the best approach, but I got through it (and Jen, I only wanted to die for about 3 hours of it, lol).
I had violent shakes when the really heavy contractions hit with my daughter. I couldn't get my muscles to relax, the bed was vibrating from my shaking, and my worked up nerves made me start vomiting. I'm afraid this second time around, that I won't be able to focus through the pain and get myself to relax. I gave in to an epidural first time because of that, and I'd really love to go all natural this time around! I don't really fear dying, or anything serious happening. I have really good doctors that I trust to do their best to get me and baby through the delivery safely.