This is obviously for moms who've had more than one baby.
I'm being induced Monday (due to cholestasis, so yes there is a legit medical necessity for it) anyway, I was induced with my first two for the same reason and I never really freaked out about it but for some reason with this one I can't help but feel terrified and Im not sure why. Part of me thinks its because my last induction I didn't get my epi and it also ended with a vacuum extraction and may be Im scared of missing my epi again or needing another vacuum extraction. I'm not really sure, but Im just curious to see if may be others felt the same way as me
I was surprisingly calm with my first. I didnt take any classes or do any research on childbirth. I didnt even know I was truly in labor when we headed to L&D. I figured I would go in, get my epi, and relax til it was time to push.
Well I was almost 8 cm when I got there, quickly hit transistion, ad delivered my son in less than 45 minutes of arriving.
With my daughter we decided on the induction when I was 5 cm because I had such a fast delivery. I was fine with that. But I was kept overnight for antibiotics and barely slept. The closer I got to go time the more nervous and worried I got. I started to fear getting a c-section or something being wrong with my child.
Maybe its because I didnt have time to think about it with my first and I had all that free time to worry!
Anyways, Bo's delivery was amazing! They broke my water at 2:10 pm and started pitocin and she was delivered at 2:46! I had no pain meds and still managed to have a painless delivery. It was absolute perfection!
yes, i do get some nervousness before each delivery. I wouldn't call it freaking out but I get a little rattled.
Sometimes I think all my deliveries have gone well, is it the odds that this one won't. I have thought "people die in labor...people die. What if I die" it doesn't help that when I am days from due my huband starts updating my will etc..like lets get those fears going! I worry about the baby's health and well being etc.
I can say when I actually was in labor those thoughts were gone. I was in the moment and not a bit worried.
Since you had some undesirable experiences it makes you more panicky. When i was overdue with my 4th I had a routine non stress test and ultrasound done to make sure he was still happy in there. The radiologist came in and told me that there was something seriously wrong with the baby and that there was a good chance he would not live through or long after he was born. If things went the best possible senario he just had Downs and would live. He recommended I be induced immediately because my fluid levels were low but also because going further in the pregnancy was not recommended with the troubles my baby had. The hosptial would not do my delivery as they wanted me to use one that had the facilities a very sick child would need. I was sent away to deliver at a terrible hospital with drs I had never met with the thought my child would die. I was induced and hours later gave birth to a healthy perfect 11 lb baby. All that fluid they thought was collected in the head and under the skin was he big fat squishyness! I never worried about delivering a healthy baby till after that. I took it for granted that everything looked good in my previous ultrasounds etc. That gave me the baby's health and safety to worry about.
i was pretty nervous with birdee's labor, mainly because it was all so new and unknown. i didnt really know what to expect. this time im not nervous about the labor, so much as the adjusting to having two kids.