Annabeth - posted on 07/16/2010 ( 315 moms have responded )
My name is Annabeth, i'm 16 and expecting my first baby a boy in just over 9 weeks time. I have been fine about the labour and delivery ever since i found out i was pregnant. The last 5 days people have been telling me about when they had their kids. Like my mum, sister, sister in law, aunty, cousin, friends of my mums and aunty's. They have told me about the pain, agony, needles, stitches, pushing, water's breaking every detail. Frankly it has me a bit spooked and nervous about what it will be like when my little boy is born. I know that it will probably be 10 times worse then i think now. I would just like to hear from other mums on how you felt before you had your first child? What you did to prepare for the labour and delivery? Did you have a birth plan or did you just go with the flow? How did you know you were in labour? I would just like to know if there is anything i should be doing or not do leading up to having my son. The advice i have been given is to walk a lot because that is supposed to be with the delivery. Is that true? And what else might help apart from the drugs?