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I Am Scared of Having My Baby

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    Ouch!

    I'm nervous about giving birth "cause it'll hurt. I'm even scared of getting an epidural. I want to get one but crap, that's going into my spine, ouch!
    joslyn joslyn 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2007

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    Bein Pregnant

    i'm 28 weeks along... excited to have the baby but scared of what will happen next. I'm planning an open adoption with one of the best families i know. The possible father doesn't want this. I hope the child's not his but have a feeling it is. It seems like he won't make the...
    vivid8 vivid8 18-21 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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    I'm Having A Baby With A Man Who Doesn't Love Me Or Care

    About two years ago I had my life set up for me. I was working a good job I liked, was going to college, and living happily with my parents not having to pay any bills and was just saving money for myself. And then he came into my life... I fell head over heals inlove with a guy...
    xMoonWillowx xMoonWillowx 26-30 10 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    Well, I (was) Scared of Having...

    Well, I (was) scared of having my babies. I've got 2. I the fear subsided a little with my second child, but it never went away completely.
    kcmama kcmama 18-21, F Sep 5, 2007

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    Scared...and Almost Alone

    I am 18 weeks now and the thought of my parents and sister not being here is really bothering me. I am 33 and was told I could never have children. Over the last 6 years I have lost my sister, mother, and father, along with my grandparents as well. I had pretty much given up on...
    MMLeonard MMLeonard 31-35 Sep 29, 2012

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    Unplanned and Petrified

    I'm 25 years old and found out about two months ago that I'm pregnant. There have been moments of joy but to be completely honest, the emotions I feel most are negative ones. I am depressed and scared out of my mind about EVERYTHING. I feel extremely selfish for feeling this way...
    bebopgirl4200 bebopgirl4200 22-25 1 Response Jun 17, 2009

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    Maternity?

    So i had my daughter at 19 and it changed my life completely... I was college bound, UCLA was my dream school and i got in. Still, after getting pregnant and trying do the "right thing" by staying with her father to try and have a family for her i stayed home instead and...
    dazzedandconfused dazzedandconfused 36-40, F Jun 8, 2012

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    I should feel worse than I do right now.

    I spent the shower thinking about running. Getting an abortion and just running from him. I want to be a mom, and I want to be with him, but he's got some qualities that he just doesn't see as wrong and they're destroying me. I can't take the fighting all the time. We haven...
    amber1y amber1y 22-25, F Apr 1, 2014

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    Married, and Pregnant At 18

    I got married in February and found out in April that we're having a baby. I am terrified. I don't know how we are going to be able to make it.  Wondering how we are going to be able to support a baby when its hard to support ourselves. Hes at work all day and I'm...
    GumiBear GumiBear 18-21 6 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    Unexpected Dilemma

    I had no idea I was pregnant till I was 11 weeks along.  I'm no longer dating the father and my whole family is demanding I keep it.  I don't necessarily want to keep it, but I don't know yet because I'm so overwhelmed.  I'm worried about the future when the due...
    JaeBaker71 JaeBaker71 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    I'm scared of having a baby

    because I'm a guy and guys don't have babies!!!
    Samcoyou Samcoyou 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    37weeks

    My pregnancy was totally unplanned. It couldn't have possibly been at the worst time. My pill addicted boyfriend and I were getting kicked out of every apartment we lived in and were barely getting by. I feel like **** saying this now but i was planning to abort but didnt want to...
    heroincupcake heroincupcake 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    I'm Terrified!

    I am about 9 weeks pregnant and am completely and utterly terrified! I have no kids right now, so this is my first pregnancy. Before I found out I was pregnant, I thought I wanted a child and could handle anything a pregnancy might bring. But now that I really am pregnant, I am...
    MamaMia2012 MamaMia2012 22-25 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    Im Scared.....

    i am really scared.... i may be pregnant soon, and im not afraid of having a baby. i dont worry about the pain. im only 17, and the baby father only 18.... im afraid i wont be able to be a good mom, provide what my child needs. im afraid i will be alone, that he wont be there and...
    lizzy12911 lizzy12911 16-17 May 23, 2012

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    Although I Wouldn't Techni...

    Although I wouldn't technically be having the baby, having kids scares the **** outta me.
    dmwinchester dmwinchester 36-40, M Sep 5, 2007

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    Scared & Confused About Having This Baby

    Currently, I'm about 8 weeks pregnant.  My due date is Dec.21, 2012 which is the end of the Mayan calendar, aka Apocalypse, or the End of the World.  Whether or not this all will even occur is not my concern.  It's the symbolism which is f**king with me.   My pregnancy was...
    PhoenixDream PhoenixDream 31-35 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    Hopefully Ambivalent

    I'm not pregnant right now, but my husband really wants us to have a baby. I just turned 36 and am finally beginning to feel that maternal itch that makes me think about what it would be like to have a child almost every day. I am going for a full fertility screening in...
    siren1971 siren1971 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 15, 2007

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    It's The Strangest Thing...

    You wouldn't think I'd be scared considering that this will be my second child but truthfully I am terrified. Not so scared about life when she's out of the womb.. but life as she is coming out of the womb is another story.With my first I was in labor for 14 hours, I had terrible...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    I Understand

    When I was pregnant, I was terrified.  I was scared of the pain of childbirth, I was scared that something was going to go wrong, and I was scared that I wasn't going to be a good mother. However, at this point in my life, I don't remember the pain of childbirth.  I...
    frontier frontier 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    Unplanned Pregnancy

    I'm 21 and 8 weeks pregnant.I didn't want to keep it but when my boyfriend's family found it out, they persuaded me to keep it.I can't love this baby. I wish I was able to, and I'm trying hard, but this is the worst period ever.My family is completely broken, my father is ill, my...
    VioletKeppel VioletKeppel 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    4 Weeks and 3 Day

    I am scared and exicted...and everything all rolled into one.  I cant even put it into words...But I know someone out there understand.  I just hope I don't mess up to bad.
    bellasmomma bellasmomma 18-21, F Apr 9, 2009

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    Young And Scared

    I'm currently 18, and I have always been a control freak and life planner. For years I planned to have kids around the age of 28 but now, I'm scared of the whole birthing idea. This includes pregnancy. I have low self esteemed when it comes to my body. I just believe that it will...
    kieryb kieryb 18-21 Sep 9, 2012

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    I Feel Like I Shouldn't Be Scared...

    I have 7 more weeks to go and I'm feeling really afraid.  I guess I'm afraid of the responsibility and we are so having problems with money, because I lost my job a while back.  I feel like I should not be afraid, that I should embrace this.  But this fear I'm...
    aprilbaby aprilbaby 26-30 3 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    9 Months And 15 Yrs Old

    I'm 15 yrs old, nine months pregnant &36 weeks with a girl and I'm really scared to have my baby next month in FEB. Everyone tells me i have to be ready mentally. I'm a nervous reck because she's almost here! oh and I'm trying to be strong about it the best way i can. I've been...
    niqniq2713 niqniq2713 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    I'm Terrified!

    I am about 9 weeks pregnant and am completely and utterly terrified! I have no kids right now, so this is my first pregnancy. Before I found out I was pregnant, I thought I wanted a child and could handle anything a pregnancy might bring. But now that I really am pregnant, I am...
    MamaMia2012 MamaMia2012 22-25 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    I want to have a baby so bad have wanted one for about 4 years i got with my partner 3 and half years ago and still not 'ready' surely she would want me to try cos i may not be...
    PreponLovato PreponLovato 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm 16 years old, I turn 17 in a few months and I have a very stable strong relationship with my boyfriend whom I love, we've had a lot of issues in the past but we're so happy now...
    sourpickelz sourpickelz 16-17, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm scared to death of balloons I know it's a irrational fear I know balloons can't really hurt me I know that I should like them but I don't and no matter how many times people...
    colorfulshadow colorfulshadow 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I'm scared of everything lately. I'm scared of living. I'm terrified of dying, which I suppose is why I stay. The fear of death and what's after is more overwhelming than the fear...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Oh baby! Everybody loves a good baby shower game. Baby shower food, however, is frequently lacking the same zest, especially when it comes to the entrées. For a molto benne meal...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 13

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    About what I got told at the Dr's office the other day. I got told I could not have children. I don't know what to do. I got pregnant when I was 16 years old but someone who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 21

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    Not scared.. terrified. I stay up all night worrying. I worry if someone gets in a car. I worry when it rains. When I was in elementary school I would purposely make myself sick...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I had a child, a baby boy, from a one night stand with an ex partner who left the country when she found out she was pregnant. Mostly due to her lack of faith in my ability as a...
    JonnoHo JonnoHo 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    It seems as of lately it's a touch and go subject for me at one point , I was really serious about getting married and having a family , it seemed like a pretty great idea and I...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 5 days ago

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    I'm really terrified of getting attached to people as well as places. I never wanted to buy anything I couldn't just pack in a bag and move. It used to fill me with a lot of...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So a few nights ago (on Monday) I decided to drink. I do have a problem but I was drinking responsibly (School is out this week and I didn't work the next day. It was my weekend...
    FallenAngel1997 FallenAngel1997 16-17 1 Response Apr 9

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    I know this is a touchy subject .. but last summer I ended up pregnant. not by any planning or anything like that ... But I did. and needless to say I was scared shitless ... my...
    WJ321 WJ321 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 21

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    My brother who raped me is supposed to get out of jail a little after my baby girl is born....... And i am afraid he will do something to my baby....... Help and support me please...
    OceanMaster3489 OceanMaster3489 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I have been having a lot of family issues and they are getting worse. I came home from a week away to not being welcome in anyway. My mother still cooked me dinner but because of...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F Apr 16

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    Yep. People would say "it's part of life, it's natural" but for people who are scared like me, don't understand. I'm not saying I don't want to love, I don't want to say I'm...
    ThatBritishVirgin ThatBritishVirgin 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I am a 20 year old. Going to college, paying my tuition out of pocket and I have a part time job. I been on birth control but guess it failed. So on Friday I found out I was...
    Anabelain Anabelain 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    As we all know, herpes is a STD(sexually transmitted disease), and it will be passed to your baby if not in a correct way, and what is the correct way? Firstly, some useful tips...
    harryyang1990 harryyang1990 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I think 90% of the day I'm thinking about getting pregnant. It's almost distracting I just can't stop thinking about it. I ended up pulling all of our old baby gear out and making...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've had baby fever for about 2 years now and I've finally convinced my man that this October would be the best time to start trying! I'm so excited and scared! Hoping the next few...
    mblondiee mblondiee 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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