Are you afraid to give birth? If your answer is yes, then this article is exactly for you because I was also terribly afraid. And my fear was growing every day before the expected date of birth. But I learned to fight him. How? – you ask. Now I will talk about my experience.
You know more – you worry less!
There is a proverb: informed – it means armed. In general, I like to keep everything under control, the suspense scares me. Therefore, I began to study the genera, how they proceed, how I can consciously participate, to influence them. I was lucky, now qualified information is just a mass. Here are its main sources:
1. Courses for pregnant women. We held them for free in our antenatal clinic. Do not neglect such courses. Moreover, one can be absolutely confident in their quality, because they are carried out by qualified specialists. Unlike questionable toll. You just need to remember the schedule and come on time.
I admit, I did not go on all topics. Was only in class Childbirth and Care of the newborn. From there I learned a lot of useful things, especially how to breathe during the whole process, how to relieve pain with breathing, etc.
2. Books on childbirth. I did not read books on childbirth, but my friend, who was too lazy to go to the courses, was preparing herself for them.
3. Articles on the Internet. There is also a lot of interesting and useful things. Especially informative to read the experience of girls, how they coped, how they acted, what mistakes they made. I got a lot of information about partner labor from articles, reinforcing my decision to give birth with my husband.
Have knowledge? Now set up!
To be filled with information is one thing. The most important thing is to set yourself up for a successful outcome. I haven’t even thought about something bad, or that something can go wrong. I worked on a positive attitude, sincerely believed that everything would go well and smoothly.
Thoughts about daughter)
In order to distract myself, I often thought of our daughter. What would she be like, would she have plump lips, like dad’s, and blue eyes like mine? I thought about how we would call her. These thoughts helped to forget all the negative things that I had to go through.
In conclusion, I would like to say that you need to think as little as possible about the bad. The only thing you remember is that incredible feeling that you will experience when you are given your miracle in hand, the rest goes by the ways, it will be forgotten.
Have you been afraid of childbirth? What helped you cope with your fears?