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Apr 27, 2011 - 4 comments

By now all the girls in my pre-natal class have given birth and it's not what I imagined it to be. I hear one sad or scary story after another! It's very normal in Holland to give birth at home (we're strong ladies, no ED most of the time!), but each one of them ended up in the hospital. One because the baby had pooped in the amniotic fluid, the other because she was having strong contractions for 24 hours straight but came nowhere near being fully dialated and ended up having to go on all kind of meds. The other one is still in the hospital, she's been there since Sunday (if we do end up in hospital, usually we're released within a day of giving birth) and there's no saying when she'll go home. The last one had a perfect birth, only to find out her newborn has a tumor in her brain that is quite probably not curable. It scares the hell out of me! I don't want a nasty birth, I just want a normal one and have a healthy happy baby at the end of it :(

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by logigirl, Apr 27, 2011
first of all stay positive ( i know how hard it is ) but i am a firm believer in whatever you put out into this world comes back to you! Believe you will have a healthy and "uneventful" labor and you shall...

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by chantal21, Apr 27, 2011
There will always be a scary story, but don't that discourage you at all!! Stay positive momma! (I had wonderful births, but my second had a rare problem weeks after birth which I will not get into, I don't want to scare you) I'm now preggo with my 3rd and it's always in the back of my mind, but everything happens for a reason, and remember most horrible experiences are very rare. Just think positive and pray for the best outcome. I'm sure everything will be just fine for you!!

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by sweetpea03, Apr 27, 2011
People tend to talk about the scary stories more than the good births, even though the scary stories tend to be more rare. Keeping yourself calm  and relaxed can help you have a smoother labor and delivery. The stress you feel can affects your baby, so try to stay relaxed. Think positive and take things one day at a time.

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by kellibubba, Apr 27, 2011
I CAN tell you a good labor story...
I LOVED going into labor with my DD and as soon as she was out i told the midwife id be back in a year..

I went into labor at home. The only way i knew was i heard a pop and my water broke. I had just enough time to have a shower... (try and shave all the bits ive missed over the months) eat a piece of toast paint my finger nails then drive the 30 mins into the hospital..the pain was managible and it was just like strong mesnstaral cramps.
By the time we got to the hospital there was no parking so my father had to park way up the back and i walked/ran into the labor ward.
The most painful part was the needles they give you without warning.. really.
I just layed back and let the midwifes tell me what to do and when to do it.
I had my daughter med free andit was great. You will be great. promise lol.

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