How do I prepare for my labor?

March 27, 2012 10:46pm CST
I'm due next month fro my first baby. I've got all stuff for the baby packed. Mine as well but as of the moment I feel like I'm always catching up my breath which they say is normal because of my weight that I'm not used to. I think it's me that's not yet prepared. I'm kinda scared that when that time comes I'll have a hard time pushing him out.
4 responses
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
28 Mar 12
You should think positive and don't get nervous. Just try to relax your mind and stop thinking about negative stuff. I am sure you can make it. Congrats for your soon to be born baby! :-)
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@tash01 (2032)
• Jamaica
21 Aug 12
I was nervous at first,but after talking to a the nurse i was relax and my mind was clear. labor is said to be one of the most physical activites your body can go through! Exercise a lot, and drink plenty of water, take your prenatals and don't forget to get plenty of rest .
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
7 May 12
I have the same sentiments here, right now, emochique. This is my 2nd baby, and I'm due by end of May, but I can actually deliver anytime now. I'm trying to catch any signs of labor, and I feel more worried when my husband is out for work. All the "what-ifs" are disturbing my mind. I just hope I get to the hospital on time. "All my bags are packed, and ready to go..."
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• United States
1 Apr 12
To be honest, I don't know if anyone can fully prepare themselves for their first labor. I read all the books, went to the classes, and watched Discovery Health shows that dealt with labor everyday. I had my bags packed and ready to go. Then I just waited thinking I was prepared enought to be a pro. When those first pains hit, I realized that nothing could prepare me to feel that. As I was giving birth I realized that those books, classes, and movies truly did not make me a pro. The best thing you can do is relax. Think about all of the wonderful things you are going to do with your baby. Don't be scared, it is natural. Your body will no what to do even if you have no clue.
• United States
23 Apr 12
I agree with Brittney. I have five children, and after the first (13) hr labor I wasbprepared for anything. Needless to say I didn't have another labor longer than 4 hrs. EVERY labor is different, and the best advice I got from my dr was. don't beat yourself up if it doesn't go like you read in the books......... Just think about the PRIZE!
@TheIzers (680)
28 Mar 12
Don't worry so much just think everything will be fine. Pray as God is good that He will protect both of you or listen to some soft music might help you relaxing and give you comfort. bottom line is don't stress out or worry too much that's not good for you and the baby. good luck!