Is it normal to be this anxious about giving birth? I don't remember being like this with my singlet

Discussion in 'Pregnancy Help' started by pretty girl, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. pretty girl

    pretty girl Well-Known Member

    Is it normal to be this anxious about giving birth? I don't remember being like this with my singleton
  2. weegus

    weegus Well-Known Member

    I was not anxious with my first birth (the twins).  But damn if I wasn't an anxious wreck for every one after that!!!  Knowing what to expect has its disadvantages!  :D
  3. miss_bossy18

    miss_bossy18 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    It can be. You can also have prenatal anxiety or other mood disorders. If the anxiety is persistent or intrusive, I would encourage you to talk to yor doctor about it. Working through and resolving fears prior to labor will allow for a more effective and efficient labor. You could also check out the book Birthing From Within by Pam England. It's fantastic and helped calm much of my anxiety when I was pregnant with my twins.
  4. pretty girl

    pretty girl Well-Known Member

    I do suffer from social anxiety so I should expect this. I'm just ready to get this over with
  5. kingeomer

    kingeomer Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Oh yeah, I was anxious during my pregnancy although I was more anxious at the beginning than I was at the end but it was there.  
  6. ljcrochet

    ljcrochet Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    My MIL who had twins said it was a good thing she didn't know she was having twins because of all the extra monitoring they have to do with twins.  
  7. cheezewhiz24

    cheezewhiz24 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    With my boys, a little, but I knew they were going to be a c/s. With my daughter a ton and a half, because I was terrified of a vbac and yet committed to it. Hypnobabies retrained my brain and dissolved all of that anxiety.
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