cared to give birth.

Canada
February 13, 2007 4:47pm CST
when you were pregnant were you scared to give birth. i have a funny story of when i first really realized it and got scared. i was about 4 months and i was so excited aobut being pregnant i didn't think of the end part. anyway i was on the phone with my friend and all of a suddon it clued in. i started freaking out yelling i have to give birth. that's going to hurt. she started laughing at me, saying your just realizing this now. but i was so excited i wasn't thinking of that part. it was funny. did anyone else react like this?
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24 responses
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I had a miscarriage last July 2006.. and we've been trying to have a baby.. desperate even.. I've been operated on once that left a 5 inch scar on my belly.. I know I can tolerate the pain.. but now that my health is not at it's best.. I'm more scared not to have a baby.. than the physical pain that childbirth brings..
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• Canada
14 Feb 07
i'm so sorry to hear that. i hope everything works out good for you.
@apky12 (775)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I remember when I first realized I was going to have to give birth. It was very surreal because all of your life you are doing things together with your friends or together with your family. Suddenly I realized oh my gosh. I have to do this all by myself. No one else is going to have contractions and no one is going to have to have the IV and go to the hospital to have a baby. It's just me. It freaked me out. It's like I needed someone there to be experiencing it at the same time.
• Canada
14 Feb 07
never heard of it but i'll definatley check it out. thanks
@mememama (3077)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I was told I was going to have a c-section halfway through my pregnancy. That scared me! I hate surgery! My husband had the worst reaction:he kept apologizing for knocking me up lol. Turns out I had a regular delivery so it's all good!
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14 Feb 07
i was terrified about the impending pain to come, however with only 1 week to go, i was told my baby was breach and that i would need a C-Section. so other than an injection in my back which i barely felt, i felt no pain at all while having my baby, was a bit of a pain afterwards with the stitches though
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@imdeas (6)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 07
hehehehe.. i realized it, about 3 months, then after tackled down all that feeling, i thought i cant escape from that hurt, i can calm down. anyway, finally i gave birth throuh caesar cos some blood trouble.
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@20031969 (934)
• India
14 Feb 07
i respect your feelings. To become mother for first time for any women is boon from god. it is priviledged for a women that she can give birth a child. and it is your right to share your golden moment with whom you like most. best of luck.
• China
14 Feb 07
I have no idea. sorry
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@imtiyaz1 (146)
• India
14 Feb 07
my wife was told that she was going to have a c-section in her 6 month but there were chances of normal delivery so we were in a dilemma but on the d day she started bleedin badly and had emergency operation but it was so painless during her second delivey she was pleadin the doc to operate on her as she could not bear labour pains but then she gave birth normally alls well that ends well
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@ALECXI (25)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I knew it was going to be very painful.I even considered opting for a CS than the natural way. But some friends of mine advised me that CS is going to be more painful after than the V-birth. They also said the labor pains would make you cherish your baby even more. After that, I changed my mind and was determined to deliver via V-birth. In the end though, after going through 13hours of labor, I went into emergency CS because the baby was already stressed and she's somehow stuck.
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@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
When I was pregnant I was really scared of giving birth that there are some nigths that I cried myself to sleep because I was really that worried. I had a C Section so I was at the operating room instead of being at the delivery room. I was so scared that I have to asked everybody what they have to do with me before they allow me to perform anything. In the end, I just prayed that everything will be perfectly okay after the operation. Up to now I still have trauma and I don't know when I will be ready to undergo the same thing again to have another baby. Maybe in time.
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• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Oh my gosh! i dont wanna get pregnant bacause I am afraid of giving birth.. But of course, the best gift that you can give to your husband is a child and as a woman, I believe that it will complete my womanhood.. so, i am praying that God will give me the best time to get pregnant and to give birth
14 Feb 07
i was exactly the same. it wasn't until i was about half way through my pregnancy that i realized that i had to give birth. i was so worried because you hear so many horror stories of birth, but luckily for me i had a great prgnancy and birth, so i was worrying for nothing!
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Oh no I didn't react that way..I knew what was coming to me when I got pregnant. And I realize it was really painful..and just thought it's my penitention for all my sins.
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@malcido (422)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I was pretty anxious about birthing my first child. I was 25 years old and my husband and I were living quite far from all family. It wasn't as easy as some births that I've heard about, but not terrible either. And my second birth was much easier.
@ctv101103 (860)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
i didn't realize it until the day before i gave birth. i was told early on in my pregnancy that i may have a c-section because of the placement of my placents. so when i was told that i will give birth the following day (i went for a checkup due to lower back pains), that was when it hit me. i have never undergone a major operation. i was really scared. although, i was also excited because i will finally see the baby that i carried for 9 months.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I didn't realize it until I was there. I was scared. I was under so much pain, because my water broke and they say it hurts more. The doctor had to inject me something to induce labor because I had not dilated the size I needed to dilate. But when I heard the cry of my baby girl everything was over. I was so happy and wanted to hug her and kiss her.
@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
I was so sick with my pregnancies (Threw up every single day including the day they were born) that I couldn't wait to give birth. A couple of hours of pain is nothing compared to months of staring at the insode of your toilet.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
actually it was total oppsite for me. call me crazy but i was excited about giving birth, only cause i told my doctor at my first checkup i was having an epidural lol!! i told him i wanted one asap, and not a min longer lol, and thats what i got!!so i slept through almost all of my labor!
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I think about that everyday and that is why I am so scared to get pregnant. My husband and I are getting to that point of possibly having a child but I am so afraid of the pain that I can't bring myself to get started. I know that if I do get pregnant I will be thinking about the pain of child birth the whole nine months. On top of that I have many health problems and the worse is my fibromyalgia that causes me to have terrible muscle spazems and I know that I'm going to be in pain through out most of the pregnancy and I worry that it will make giving birth ten times worse.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
I wasn't scared until a couple of weeks before my child was born. I was kind of scared and ready at the same time, because I was miserable. I was more scared of being in pain, but I got an epidural (at least with my first child), so everything was good.
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