The first pregnancy is a very exciting event. Many women have many fears before giving birth. I do not know how the others, and I had well-wishers who also scared me before the birth of a child. What I just did not listen to, the most memorable is that the first birth must necessarily last a very long time. Not true!
In my opinion, you should not be afraid of birth. No need to listen to others, it is better to follow the advice of competent doctors. And in advance, both physically and psychologically, tune in that everything will go well.
Preparing for childbirth
Many pregnant women are sent to compulsory courses, but there they give very little of what they need. Personally, they seemed to me useless.
In short, it is worth walking, if you really need it and you are sure that you will receive valuable information.
You can prepare yourself. There are many useful literature, which describes how to breathe correctly, how to prepare, the first signs of childbirth. After all, during the first pregnancy, nothing is known.
And of course, do not forget that you need to prepare a bag in advance to the hospital, in which you need to put things. I collected it for about two months. I went and checked everything every day, it seemed to me that I would forget something, and they would not accept me.
Commencement of labor
In general, considering myself smart and well-read, I decided that I certainly would not miss the beginning. I waited at home, I did not go far for a walk, my husband was nearby, took a vacation. For some reason I was very afraid that the contractions would begin, but I would not have time to get to the hospital. But, in my opinion, I had to feel the contractions and how the waters flow.
But in fact everything turned out differently. At night before giving birth, I always wanted to go to the toilet, and as a result I spent most of the night there. In the morning I started to live, but I did not think that childbirth could begin this way, because there were no contractions such as others describe.
In the morning she sent her husband on business, and she decided to cook dinner. Then, as always, my mother called to find out how I feel. I told her that her stomach was pulling and she was constantly pulling into the toilet, she even screamed that I was giving birth. I promised her that I would immediately call an ambulance.
However, I did not believe that the birth began. There is no fight. And I calmly began to go about my own business. But mom is so easy not to confuse. She, knowing that I was doing everything in my own way, brought my husband home and made him call an ambulance.
Interestingly, as the doctor who came to the ambulance, I tried to assure that it was too early for me to give birth. But I was still sent to the hospital. There they were tormented for a long time with questions that I feel when the waters broke, I tried to explain that the waters did not leave and I still do not want to give birth. At that time I was very calm, I thought that the term for the appearance of my daughter had not yet arrived.
How wrong I was. The doctor, seeing me in the chair, immediately sent me to the hospital and ordered me to take an IV drip. The water went away from me, but I didn’t even understand it. But there were no fights. I lay under the drip for almost five hours.
In the end, almost without labor I gave birth. Thank you very much competent midwife and the doctor who took my first birth.
I almost did not understand anything, just did everything I was told when to push, when to rest. So my first daughter was born. It was a blessing to which I walked for a very long time.
I want to say that childbirth is not at all scary. Yes, it hurts, but not so that there is no strength to endure. Yes, and the pain is forgotten very quickly, because there is a small ball that needs love and attention.
I wonder if you were afraid to give birth?