I UnderstandWhen 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 remember that the contractions were horrible... but I know that it won't stop me from having another child someday. I was lucky enough to have a near perfect labor and delivery. There were a few issues, but they were easily resolved by our excellent medical staff. My daughter is 3 now... and I still question my parenting skills now and then, but I find that trusting my intuition is really the best thing I can do.
My mom actually gave me the best advice... that it's better to just relax and go with the flow. Once you get to the delivery room, you are going to have a baby and there is no way around that! So why stress about it? Sure, it's easier said than done... but I feel like I definitely had an easier time with it (mentally at least!) because I wasn't letting myself turn into a nervous wreck.
Good luck to all you future mommies out there! You will do great!
frontier 31-35, F 9 Responses 7 Sep 29, 2007