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Getting induced today!(14 Posts)
Ftm here and I'm getting induced in less than ten hours! I feel so unprepared and I'm absolutely terrified about labour, giving birth and becoming a parent!
I've been up all night crying and stressing
Out, over thinking and analysing everything. I just keep hearing the words in my head " I'm not ready for this "
Anyone else ever felt like this? Is there anything I can do to help me cheer up and feel more relaxed and excited about being a parent I feel so guilty that I am not
Looking forward to any of what's to come. Been trying to talk to people in my life about it but they aren't taking me Serious my OH is no support as always.
I'm just so scared, I am going to be a young mum and I'm just petrified I won't be able to do this. And petrified of getting induced as all I've hear is negative stories about induction so far.
Thankyou if toy read this far, sorry for the long post!
Aw bless you! Deep breaths, you can do this
I’m sorry your OH isn’t being supportive. Who will be with you when you are in labour?
Have the staff explained the induction process to you?
You can do this op!
I had my first at just turned 20, i wasnt induced though. I had slow labour for days then 12 hours established. I was so tired but it was worth it. 11 years on i am 16 weeks with number 5!
Thankyou for replying!
My mum and OH will he be in the delivery room with me. I'm hoping he is is a little more supportive when he sees what's to come, the 9 months all I've had from him is telling me to stop complaining about my pregnancy pains and that I was being over dramatic!
Currently trying to do breathing exercises to help me calm a bit.
I know induction can be a slow process but hopefully it isn't too slow, the MW and consultant explained the process to me and my sister told me about it as she had it done twice (both bad experiences for her, so no help bless her) she just keeps telling me how sore it is and to take everything they offer me
Well if they mention turning the drip on to speed things up I would def ask for an epidural (speaking from experience ).
I hope it all goes well for you and your OH gives you the support you need.
You can do this 💪🏻
Something I found helpful - listen to hypnobirthing/relaxation/meditation on YouTube. Really helped whilst waiting.
Good luck, just think, at the end, your beautiful baby will be in your arms
Look, they call it labour for a reason, its a bloomin job n half pushing a baby out, but, millions of us do it and do it again and again. You will be absolutely fine, put this down to raging hormones and try stay grounded, you're not in a rush for baby to be here, just take headphones with you, snacks and maybe some things to help take ur mind off it, it can be incredibly long for some people and the more u build it up, the 'longer' it will feel.
If you're feeling anxious about not being ready, make lists, like what you need to know, what you need to buy, what u need to organise, it'll feel so good to get it all out of your head and the people around you can help you. I felt hugely anxious about what xyz routine would look like, truth is you just dont know until you're there because you've got learn as you go, the same rule doesn't fit each baby/parent xxxxx
Just keep on doing your breathing exercises and try and stay as calm as possible.
Induction can take a while to get going - I was first induced on a Wednesday evening but didn’t have my baby until the Friday morning so my advice would be to be patient!! Yes it hurts, yes it’s scary - it’s the fear of the unknown! But keep focused on the baby you will soon be holding and it will be worth it.
Just to keep everyone updated -
I had my beautiful baby! Yes it was very painful and yes very long and stressful but so worth it as soon as you see their little face!
She's doing well a big baby and really healthy!
She's just so perfect
Oh and forgot to mention my OH has been really supportive throughout the labour and after - suppose he just needed to se me in crippling pain to understand and be more supportive xD
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