Melissa - posted on 04/16/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hello :0) My name is Melissa, I'm 25 and expecting my second baby. My first baby was born 12.11.09, and this one is due 12.17.09, so I've got a ways to go but I'm still so nervous! My son was born via cesarea. I really did not want it, but I had pre-eclampsia and induction wasn't working, so after 3 days the doctor decided it was in our best interest to get it over and done with. This time around I'm definitely going to try VBAC, and to reduce the chance of fetal distress (which would only result in another cesarean) I'm going to attempt to go completely natural. But I. Am. TERRIFIED! I've always been a fan of lifetime and the Birthday shows and stuff like that, but they're never all that graphic. This evening, just to prepare myself (I figured the more prepared the better, so I better start early) I started looking online for natural delivery videos. OH MY GOD! I mean, I know women have done it since the beginning of time, my mother had vaginal deliveries with both of my brothers and myself, I have friends who have had vaginal deliveries (most of them, actually, I only have two friends who've had cesareans like myself) but I am so scared! Have any of you mommy's gone through natural birth? Is there any way you can offer any words of encouragement to help me NOT be so scared? I'm really concerned I'm going to end up chickening out and going for either drugs or cesarean, and I know I'll kick myself in the rear if I do, so any words of encouragement, or any personal experiences (good ones, hopefully) that might help would be SO SO appreciated. I just need to know that it's not as terrible as it looks, and that just like pregnancy pains, the memories fade and it is all worth it lol. Thanks guys!