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I Fear Giving Birth

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    Deathly Afraid. :s

    I am seriously deathly afraid to give birth now that I've watched 16 and pregnant. I'm absolutely terrified of needles, that epidural needle looks huge! I try to exercise but it's just not my style I guess...They say if you're fit when you go into labor it makes everything...
    mama2b21 mama2b21 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2009

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    6 Months Pregnant And Terrified To Give Birth

    I'm 19 years old and this is my very first pregnancy. It wasn't planned, but I have a very good support system and I'm financially stable with my boyfriend of two years. I'm 6 months pregnant with a little boy and just recently I developed an intense phobia of giving birth. My...
    Jstrozeski Jstrozeski 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    Not Just of Giving Birth

    I really am scared of not just giving birth but being a mother all together.  People say it is normal and if I was not scared they would worry.  But I am not use to showing my emotions.  Which I seem to show everyone right now.  It is like the post pardom...
    bellasmomma bellasmomma 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    I am scared of giving birth.

    I have a low pain tolerance, so I know I'm going to have a bad time. I know I can use pain meds, but I've been iffy about them because I don't want to be out of it when it comes time to push and whatnot. The thought of having to do a c-section is terrifying me more than giving...
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F 1 Response May 31, 2014

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    No Way!

    Giving birth?! Passing THAT through my WHAT?! No. No no no. I don't even particularly like kids, making my decision to not have children an easy one. However, the biggest factor is my total fear of giving birth. Maybe it's not even just giving birth, but the whole entire idea of...
    ofthegallows ofthegallows 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    Today In Class I Watched a Video of An Entire Birth...

    I was already terrified of the process of birth, I can't imagine pushing something that large out of somewhere so small. I already know that the cervix dialates to stretch that large, but god damn! So the video was about natural childbirth without the use of drugs, but only...
    hmoorephoto hmoorephoto 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    I Fear It ...but More So Alone Without A Husband

    i do fear getting pregnant and having a baby but since I was in my twenties I have regularly had fantasies about giving birth and the father of the baby being there and we are happily married. I used to have this vision in my head of a young man inlove with me and us conceiving...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Mar 19, 2011

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    Secret Fear....

    When I was a 15 year old Catholic schoolgirl, the nuns showed us a graphic birth video. I couldn't stop crying after I saw that disgusting mess. One of the reasons I will not be a parent, is pregnancy and birth. I could NEVER endure all the discomfort for nearly a year, nor do I...
    BGer BGer 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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    i used to be sooooo scared to give birth !

    but once i actually gave birth I realized its not that bad.. and once you see your child you'll know it was all worth it!:)
    m3ll3900 m3ll3900 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I Have One Kid Already

    I am a mother and know how painful giving birth is and I fear giving birth again... What if something goes wrong? And in my first pregnancy there were complications. I had an epidural in my labour but it wasn't such obvious, we live in dark ages here and pain is not a reason to...
    amlost amlost 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2009

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    Seriously.

    It's one of my biggest phobias. First off, I'm not a big fan of pain, in any form. So such a physically painful experience would wreck me. An epidural could fix that, sure. But I'm also really uncomfortable with needles and any kind of anesthetic. Aside from the actual birth...
    plateglasspoint plateglasspoint 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    I Want A Baby But Im Scared.

    i dream of some day having a baby but idk if i can do whenever i think about it comming out i get goose bumps and feel sick i just think its going to hurt so bad.
    kodyrivera kodyrivera 22-25, F Jan 4, 2012

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    I Want A Baby But Im Scared.

    i dream of some day having a baby but idk if i can do whenever i think about it comming out i get goose bumps and feel sick i just think its going to hurt so bad.
    kodyrivera kodyrivera 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    I definitely want children

    but a part of me is scared of the birth process. Like how's a baby gonna come out of THERE?! And like, ugh, I don't want to be cut open! And instruments! Don't forget instruments! >.< It's terrifying. I would want a natural child birth but just the thought of all I mentioned...
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    It Terrifies Me....

    Yes I know, women say it is worth all the pain at the end but at the moment, being pregnant and giving birth just makes me feel petrified. All those hours of pain, pain that mothers say is unbearable and which cannot be described in words. They say that they feared they would die...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2011

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    I'm 22yrs old and not pregnant.

    Child birth freaks me the fuhhh out.. props to those who have giving birth tho. Strong women.
    blushkat blushkat 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    My Mind Over My Matter

    What has been crazy here is that my entire pregnancy has been really great no morning sickness no problems no complications and i accepted the fact of the pain and yes it truly truly terrifies me but im so close that well there is no turning back now.  But lately i have been...
    lillypea28 lillypea28 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    This Is Why I Never Want To Have Kids

    If I ever change my mind, I would prefer to adopt. And besides, I don't think I will be a very good mother anyway so I probably shouldn't even consider ever adopting. And as for the pain of giving birth, heh. I cry out and want to scream if I feel a contraction. If I have to...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Jan 5, 2012

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    Childbirth!

    This is one of my greatest fear. I just enter a maternity ward and I start getting cold sweat. I want kids but the thought of going through all of that pain freaks me out "shivers". I think i'll try waterbirth when or if my time comes, it's supposed to provide pain...
    Candita Candita 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    OUCH!

    yOU KNOW giving birth is described as beautifull aswell as painfull.  i just fear that pain. WHAT IF I DIE? or What if i kill my own baby because of something that is wrong with me. or What if my body is too weak to give birth. Honestly i do dream of having kids and its...
    truly truly 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2007

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    Terrifying.

    I cannot even imagine the horrendous pain when the baby needs to come out. I think i owe this fear to forwarded emails of home births. There is just so much blood involved. Also, what if the person was pregnant with TWINS. or TRIPLETS. or more?!? That would be hell over and over...
    tayea tayea 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Any body wanna do a roleplay over xbox? Like mpreg and giving birth something like that?
    boobsandbellylover boobsandbellylover 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    A natural water birth with a midwife and doula is my dream birth. Just letting my body do its thing as I push out my beautiful babies.
    Raybae Raybae 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    27 f, love to rp birth with men mostly. ill use skyp.e for vid chat with inflatable for SOME chats.
    venise87 venise87 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    Is anyone interested in roleplaying birth? Possibly maybe with some stomach torture? Or sticking things inside womb? (Not lower body parts boys...) or anything else?
    fullwomb fullwomb 18-21 1 Response May 13

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    I want to roleplay an evil doctor for a birthing lady.
    fullwomb fullwomb 18-21 2 Responses May 16

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    Anyone have a crazy birth Rp idea you want to try? Up for anything but no sex. Or just a regular idea is fine too. lol I'm up for a rp!
    fullwomb fullwomb 18-21 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have this role-play birth in my head message me if you want to hear it
    iwanttohaveyourbaby iwanttohaveyourbaby 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to play an evil doctor or midwife for a birthing lady. Anyone interested?
    fullwomb fullwomb 18-21 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm in labor with four babies. Will someone help me? OOOOOHHHH I think they're coming!
    preg24 preg24 22-25 3 Responses Apr 27

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    As you thrust into me I feel the first hard pain tear through my body and cry out in pain...I bite my lip to hold the scream in. It's coming!
    PregnantRachel PregnantRachel 31-35, F 3 Responses May 4

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    It was a beautiful experience. There I was at the ocean shore I had just woken up from a nap after just having sex with my oyster husband.I hadn't expected it but a few weeks later...
    Attzero Attzero 13-15, M May 16

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    anyone want to roleplay? I'm in labor with twins :)
    preg24 preg24 22-25 a week ago

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    LoL .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    It's not death that I fear but the fear of facing God with a hollow heart unable to say that I fully lived the life he blessed me with. I pray that doesn't happen and if by chance...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I lost my talent. It was misery. I was an expert in misery, writing to strangers worldwide giving advice and flawlessly understanding their situations and what they could do about...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M May 5

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    I have a really bad temper waiting to release. I need to get off the pressure but once it's out, I can never turn back. The first biggest thing I fear is God but the second is the...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I die. Those few seconds as I suffocate before I wake up from a dream. When I'm laying in the hospital bed again, holding my daughter, looking around at the smiling faces...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    I had only just came out as being a transgender girl and it was getting close to my birthday. My mother asked if I had anything that I would like to do. I asked if I could do this...
    sandybrandy70 sandybrandy70 41-45, T 1 Response May 5

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    It's dying that terrifies me. I've lost two people who were very close to me die slow, painful, agonizing deaths. It was heartbreaking to witness their gradual loss of self. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    In my country we have had something akin to the term "hater" for many years. Here people kinda think it is something special to our culture, but id say it can be found everywhere...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 28

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    I'm not really dependent on people but you could say that I have close ties with them. The thought has always been on my mind since I was very young, probably around 14 or 15. My...
    Niran3 Niran3 22-25, M 1 Response May 6

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    So it was my 21st birthday last week. I was on holiday with my boyfriend (of 5 years) my best friend and her boyfriend. Before going on holiday I got told by my boyfriend "Ive not...
    becci94 becci94 18-21, M 1 Response May 10

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