terrified of giving birth

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sammyjayneex Fri 06-May-16 22:32:31

I'm pregnant with my 5th baby. I'm 37 weeks pregnant tomorrow and in the last 2 weeks I've become panicky and anxious about giving birth. I'm really scared. I don't know why but I get really panicky at the thought. How can I get over this anxiety? It's not just the pain, it's the bleeding after that terrifies me. I had my 4th baby 4 years ago so I feel like 'I've forgot ' how to give birth. Like I've 'forgot how to push baby out ect' it sounds daft but I can't get it out if my head. I've had 4 so you would think I should be able to handle it but I can't. In my previous pregnancies I used to have bad dreams that I had my baby and was sent home with the placenta still inside me and I remember being really worried in my dream. These dreams havnt returned in this pregnancy but I think I think I have some deep down worries I can't pin point
Anyone else ever feel this way?

Bearfacedchic Sat 07-May-16 00:59:46

Hi Sammy, I think lots of people have anxiety and fears about birth, but remember you've done this 4 times already- your body knows how to do it. (I, on the other hand, have never done it!) I don't feel the way that you do but I appreciate it must be hard going through this in your mind all the time. I would suggest either getting a bit of counselling as soon as you can to talk over your fears or going on some pregnancy relaxation sessions like hypnobirthing. On my hypnobirthing course we did fear release meditations which really helped me. You can also get CDs or downloads online if you can't get along to a course.
I'd love to just try and reassure you here but it sounds like something you need to work through for yourself.
I hope this helps. Good luck x

sammyjayneex Mon 09-May-16 17:19:05

Thank you
I guess the fear of getting to the hospital on time and getting childcare sorted for my other children is like a cloud hanging over me. My mum said she can babysit but it's just getting her to mine on time so me and DH and head for the hospital.

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