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Tell Mommy: Were You Nervous to Deliver?

Even the coolest of cats can get rattled every now and then. Women who experience the easiest of pregnancies may feel cool, calm, and collected until they feel those first pangs of labor. Those initial contractions hit and make her think she's got a stomach ache. When they start coming in waves, reality sets in for the mum-to-be and fear is often realized. Scores of questions run through her head: will it hurt worse than this? Is my body capable of pushing out a baby? What if something goes wrong? Though she may ponder all of the "what ifs" that could happen, the pain and fear are typically swept under the rug as the woman's adrenaline and willpower take over and make a mother out of her. Still some women do not get anxious about the process at all.

Were you nervous to deliver your baby?

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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I was terrified the second I saw that line on the pregnancy test: "Sweet, there's a baby in me! Oh crap, it's gonna have to come OUT somehow..."
jransom94 jransom94 7 years
Yes, with my last daughter. Because my water broke on my bed, and I delivered in the Ambulance
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
You guys weren't nervous? Are you kidding me? I was! I stayed home as long as I could and all went really fast once we went to the hospital. But man, was I scared. I was already exhausted when we left the house, I was afraid of the pain, I was scared I might have to have a c-section or get completely torn up. I was sick to my stomach (literally, too) because I was now facing reality and what if I wasn't going to be a good mother, instantly love my baby? It all went up in smoke, easy delivery and that overwhelming love once I was holding her still makes me choke up thinking about it.
techkim techkim 7 years
Not really more excited I was finally going to see my son in person. The second one nope he was the same kind of delivery so I knew what to do and told the nurses and Dr just what is going to happen LOL
HLHArts HLHArts 7 years
I was not nervous for delivery because I knew I would have an epidural (which was awesome), but I was terrified about the healing process afterward. Turns out it was a legitimate fear too, since my daughter is now 8 1/2 months old and only just now am I getting back to normal physically.
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