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I Am Scared of Having My Baby

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 21-25, F Sep 5, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I want to have a baby. Not now but me and my fiance want to have a child in 3 years time when we graduate. The problem is there is a chance I might not be able to fulfil my dream...
    couture2411 couture2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I need to have a conversation with my husband but I'm scared. It's so easy to just go along always agreeing it's so easy to always do what I've done. I'm scared because I already...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    My best friend was my highschool sweetheart whom after years apart I reunited with in 2007 ..he was so good to me.He loved me for me and stood up for me always even if I was wrong...
    tennmelann tennmelann 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Tuesday February 17 we were finally going to find out if we were having a boy or a girl. Instead they told us there wasn't enough fluid around the baby to sex it. We would have...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know this is a little off since i'm talking about this and posting it a phew days later but bare in mind i'm just trying to figure everything out from everything before and now...
    BushMaster243 BushMaster243 16-17, M Feb 15

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    My friends find it funny that I claim to have a quarter-life crisis when I'm only 22. But then age is not a determinant now, isn't it? Most of my close friends are on their late 2...
    Boghane Boghane 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    After almost 2 years of dating, 1 year being long distance, my boyfriend and I were more in love and excited about our future together than ever, but we've had one issue that has...
    msao msao 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    A Lot has changed you guys. I'm now having a little baby boy.. He is due in may. I wanted a baby, i knew it would change me for the better and it has. I was getting really bad and...
    iwishiwasgone13 iwishiwasgone13 13-15, F Feb 12

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    I have came to the conclusion that I have ruined my life over someone who doesn't care about me. I will have had 4 children with this man, I had to give my last up for adoption...
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I've posted on here before and lately shy away from this sort of thing because when I am feeling down and need some sort of encouragement it tends to turn around and slap me while...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F Feb 24

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    I'm not scared of relationships... it's not the bond, but the people... it all depends on how sincere and committed you are...how much you put into building up a strong bond...how...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    Yeah your reading that right. Last Friday I went to find out the sex of the baby and I also found out their is two. A rush a fear went through me. More diapers to change, less and...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 13 Responses Feb 18

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    It's been over four years and I still have flashbacks to that terrible time. Four years.....four long years......I am healing, or at least that is what I tell myself. I am in...
    survivorthrujesus survivorthrujesus 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I am having surgery tomorrow on my arm. I'm not really scared I'm pissed off at myself for roller skating in the first place. I had no idea I could break my arm that way. I was...
    PRCgirl73 PRCgirl73 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    After almost 4 yrs of lies, lack of affection, communication, and attention, and an almost nonexistant sex life I am ready to divorce. I have talked to my husband about spending...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F 3 days ago

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