anyone got any advice or stories?

Jess - posted on 07/20/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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im 38 weeks and a few days pregnant and only now im starting to get very worried about birth, even tho i been in and out of hospital 4-5 times in past 4 weeks with contractions and scares of early labour, only now its hitting me that i got under 2 weeks before im due, im 16 and its my first baby and havent got many people my age to ask for advice so have anyone got any advice about birth or stories or both?

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Kimberly - posted on 07/28/2012

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Its normal to be nervous but I found the best birthing plans are to just go with the flow, dont have your heart set on one thing or another. If you have any worries or questions while your in labour ask the midwifes or doc thats what they are there for. I was so scared of having a c-section and that is what ended up happening but when it came to it I just wanted to get my baby out safe. Prepare for some hard work but you will get the greatest reward ever at the end of it!!!! Best of luck with it all!

Jamie - posted on 07/27/2012

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Hi, I'm a mom of two (3yrs old and 11m). Relax please! Its been going on for centuries. Its not all that bad or women wouldn't keep doing it. The more your relaxed, the better the labor will be, the more tense you are, the more labor you will feel. Walk a lot now, you will feel better and the better fit you are the better labor can be. My first baby was long, 23.5 hours (had an epidural at 6cm) and I had an infection so I was worried but when she came out then I forgot everything. I stayed in bed a lot afterwards and I think that just made me more sore down there so its better to get up and move around. With my second baby I was 10 days late and would have had him in 2 hours but I finally got the epidural and it slowed me down, so I had him in 4 hours and it was super easy cause I knew what to do. I recommend that you follow the directions from the nurses and the doctors, they know exactly what you need. Don't be afraid if they need to do things to help you. You will be very surprised by how much pain you can really handle so don't be too worried about how your going to handle it. Feel free to send me a message if you want more stories or have questions. Good luck!

Vhienuz - posted on 07/27/2012

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i'm also 16 when i gave birth to my 1st baby.. it hurts so much .. but as my due date come, they advice me to don't panic and just relax.. my partner makes me feel relaxed because he comfort me everytime my tummy contact, i will advice you to walk and walk while you are in labour cause it will help you to ease the pain and it will help you to deliver fast. Hope it help :) goodluck :)

Jess - posted on 07/25/2012

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thank you for the advice im defo going to have gas and air and an epidural, im not very good with pain and i feel that when i have a cervix check it really hurts and i over react abit when there is women out there that dont react to it at all, and i feel that if i cant have my cervix checked out can i push my gawjus girl out of me, (sorry for the to much info)

Janise - posted on 07/25/2012

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Mother of three, soon to be four here. It's only natural to be nervous. I did find that when the moment finally came, I was surprisingly calm. Contractions, depending on what area they are in, aren't bad. The pain only really becomes unbearable once your water breaks. If at any point you ask your nurse if something will hurt, and she uses the term "uncomfortable", that means yes it will hurt. An epidural if done right can be your best friend. I've had natural child birth and child birth with an epidural. For me, the epidural route was much more enjoyable.

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