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More freaked out about labor this time than I was the first time
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More freaked out about labor this time than I was the first time

Im getting myself pretty upset about labor n delivery this time around. My first was 5years ago and I was induced it was horrible I did it pain med free and swear I am still traumatized from it. The first time you go into it not really knowing what to expect, but since I now know I'm dreading it and for lack of better wording, down right scared. I won't get the epidural for personal reasons so that isn't an option for me. I'm currently 5days overdue with an induction date on the 17th im really hoping i go ibto labor before than, being induced is terrible.. I really don't know the point of posting this other than I'm just freaking out.. I probably sound so ridiculous but I can't help it..
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I am in the same situation at you,I had a horrifically traumatic birth with my first,I had a epidural that did not work,they cut me witjout numbing me or telling me,my daughter got stuck and weighed just under 9lb (i am a very slim person) The midwife man heandled me them to top it off i had retained placenta for 3 months?I got 3infections that were really bad!.....not to mention my emotions!
Anyway when i had my 2nd baby all i can say is i loved it!I was in total control!I had a meeting with a head mifwife who went through my notes from my first birth (in the uk they offer this it is called birth afterthoughts) that really helped and she had a meeting with the midwife who was present at my first birth and she got a warning.
Anyway with my 2nd birth i wrote in my notes my preference for labour,and i made them aware what i wanted,i cannot express how lovely that birth was,i had no pain relief aswel.I think it is just important to have a positive mind,if you have a midwife you can talk to i would.
I am expecting my 3rd now and being induced in 3weeks...i have not been induced before so i hope it goes well.
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I hope it all works out for you. The closest ive got to labor is with my mc. It hurt real bad but i know its nothing compared to full labor let alone induced labor. Wish you lots of luck and strength. Hang in there!
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Thinking about labor and the pain it comes along with can bring any person down, especially when you have had such bad experience. Try to think about the moment when your baby is finally in your arms and I hope everything turns out great. :)
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I also was induced and also wont get an epidoral. You are right it was aweful being induced since it makes it a lot more intense. I am 35 weeks and told my dr last week that the only way i would be induced again is if i absolutely had to. I really hope you can go into labor before being induced! I am not really freaked out but it does suck knowing the pain i will be going through. Its hard not to think about. I dreamed i started going into labor and then started really freaking out in my dream about knowing how much pain i was about to face. I had my son almost 8 years ago. But i did make it through it and was very happy that i did not get the epidoral even though the nurse kept trying to push it. You will be strong and since it is your second maybe it will be easier on you. I am hoping that for myself. But just remember that you will make it through it and it will just show how strong we can be.
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I wasn't freaked out but the labor was way worst. My first delivery with my son was like a breeze, of course besides the contractions. I dilate fast so by time I got the epidural which didn't even hurt I was on 8cm, I pushed him out in 30 mins. One of the best days of my life! With my daughter the pains were so awful! I again had epidural on around 8cm, the epidural hurted! I felt it in my bone! And made my leg jump and tingle. Then the pain went away. But I couldn't push her out took me while. She also had cord wrapped around but they didn't let me know and my DH wasn't allowed to cut the cord due to her saftey, she also had sugar issue and had to stay in nicu for 5 days and then she was fine. That was another best day of my life. I'm praying for a bfp this month! So just don't worry, every women goes thru it and it's actually a blessing. Just try not thinking about it
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I feel that same way about my c section on the 21st, I keep having panic attacks because I remember how bad it was last time and since they won't let me have a vbac (this is my third c section) I don't have a choice. I just hope its easier this time.
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Thank you all for all of your kind words of encouragement. I hope it goes well for all of us.. I guess I just need to suck it up cus really there isn't much else that can be done about it.. It is what it is. Good luck ladies!
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Can they induce you by breaking your water? They did that forum friend and made her delivery very smooth. I have a csection scheduled for this one since last time I wasn't dilating.
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My doc will break my water n then hook me up to pitocin.. Think I'm already at 3 dilated n at least 50% effaced which is pretty much what I was at with my first when I was induced..
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I will ask about just having my water broke to see how it goes but I'm pretty sure my doc wouldn't be a fan of the idea
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