Anxiety over having a second baby

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Hollylou1997x Wed 13-Jan-21 16:39:25

I had a little boy 2 years ago, I had only been with my partner for a few months when I found out I was pregnant (was on the pill) however we moved in together and started our journey as a little family 👨‍👩‍👦 I didn’t have a straightforward pregnancy, labour or birth. After this I said my little boy was going to be my only baby, the thought of going through another traumatic birth gave me such bad anxiety. My partner would have 3 or more children if he could but understood that I didn’t want any more children and that we are blessed to have our little boy. But for the past couple of months as my little boy suddenly turned into this independent toddler over night I have become really broody for another baby, but still really struggling with the anxiety at the thought of being pregnant and giving birth.
Am I the only one feeling like this? Can anybody offer any advise it would be much appreciated!! 😅

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Gennia Thu 14-Jan-21 09:36:28

I can’t offer any advice, but hopefully someone else can. I did read a post a few days ago about a woman who had a traumatic birth and she wondered if she could request a c-section due to her anxiety. The consensus seemed to be that she could, so if it is only the birth trauma that is putting you off perhaps that might be an option? I know c-sections aren’t trauma free, but it adds a little bit of certainty and control (at least when elective), which might help.

If the whole pregnancy was traumatic then...well hopefully someone else with experience can share their thoughts. Best of luck with whatever you decide.

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