I have struggled for years in my marriage with an extreme fear of penetration and this made it very very difficult to concieve. Now that Im 32 weeks I thought I could get over this problem at least for my babys sake but durring an ER visit I was given a pelvic exam to check if I was dialating and they litteraly needed two people to hold me down from the anxiety attack I was having. My poor OB must have felt like she had to praticaly rape me. I just cant see myself allowing the doctors to probe me as they would need to for a natural delivery. By the way I was already going to go with an epidural but since my issue is a mental disorder I dont know if it would help. I need advice and help. Ive cried myself to sleep so many times fretting about my issue.
Answer by fiatpax at 11:10 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
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Answer by Sheleekieije at 11:07 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
A doula might be an option. If you choose the vaginal route, then I think it is vital you seek out a DOula that is experienced in clients that have experienced Trauma. It might turn out that a midwife can act as your doula as they might have more experience in this area.
I wish you all the best. My heart breaks for you and your situation. You deserve a beautiful pregnancy and birth. Good Luck and Best wishes.
Answer by Roadfamily6now at 1:08 PM on Sep. 30, 2010