Pregnancy articles & tips
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Good Luck let me know how your getting on!
oh I am now 5 months preg with our second baby and all is fantastic!
I do know that something signifcant happened the triggered it! You may not remember it because it's supressed. It may be something very insignificant in an adults mind so your parents may not even connect it to what your experiencing now if you were to ask them. But this is what you need to sort out. You can try all day long to face your fears but until you sort out what triggered it in the first place and face that you may find it's always there. I am not sure if it will work but try seeing a Kinesiologist. Kinesiologists are alternative health practioners who work with how your brain works. It's worth a try.
Mum of Ondene Rose 27/6/2006, EDD Baby Boy 11 Feb
Firstly congrats on your pregnancy and well done for taking the plunge! I just wanted to add to what the other posters had said, they were all very good replies too may I add!
Now I understand that what you go through is quite severe and I myself do not experience anything similar - I have just been really terrified of giving birth myself - to the point where I considered termination my pregnancy just because of that reason...
Firstly, I am now 34 weeks (just 6 weeks to go!!) You are just 7 weeks - I promise that as time goes on you will become more relaxed. I used to get nervous sitting in the waiting room just for a check up! But - it's one of those things that are new and unknown & thankfully you DO have time to prepare for.
The way I have learnt to look at it is, once in labour - you are in this pain for a reason... your body has had years of preparing for this & it's the most natural thing in the world for your body to produce a baby... Your pain isn't caused due to an accident or something similar - you're not in any danger & everything that appears (blood etc) is all part of the beautiful process of your baby.
At least you will have something to look forward to after the ordeal - and hold. You might find you forget about it all once everything gets going - just keep the picture of your beatiful healthy little baby in your head... and remember, pain is all in your head and you DO have some control over it.
Goodluck, stay calm, I promise you will be fine!
Firstly let me say NO YOU ARE NOT A BAD PERSON Or not a 'real woman'If you don't give birth naturally!
I had a 34hr birth drug free and trust me you get no medals, awards or "mother of the year" for it!
I work with a lot of people who have seizures, and some of them do know that they are about to have one, before they go into a fit.
Because you have had a similar experience before -seizure or no seizure, your dr or midwife may class you a 'high risk pregnancy' meaning they will monitor you more towards the end of your pregnancy and during the birth.
During my pregnancy i tried hypnotherapy and i didn't work for me at all (I was high risk due to health issues). I found I was too distracted.
There is no sure way to be prepared for the birth of you child, every woman's body and baby is different, and it may not go 'text book'.
Just try your hardest to stay healthy, stress free (as much as possible) and relaxed- and that's all you can do. Good luck!