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this is baby number 3 for me and my pregnancy has been "textbook" perfect, just like the last 4 weeks from my EDD and suddenly find myself quite anxious and almost scared of delivery. My last two were somewhat "natural" in I had CFM, and an IV but no pitocin, induction, c section or epidural\pain meds. this time i am planning on delivering without CFM, an IV etc...basically 100 percent natural except in a hospital because homebirth is not an option dr and the nurses at th hospital are VERY supportive of my plan. why the anxiety i have no idea my mind keeps going to all the what ifs.....what if something goes wrong anf i need a c section (im terrified of having a c section) what if because im not doing CFM we dont realize the baby is in distress and something bad happens to her...lack of oxygen so she has brain damage...what if she is born with DS or some other impairment...why this anxiety? why now? these things never once occured to me when i was pregnant with my other 2 real point to the post i guess...just needed to get it out.
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by on Jan. 25, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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by Tabi - Admin on Jan. 27, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Of course! There are always what ifs but you should be JUST FINE  and if you arent then yuo are in a good place to take care of you and baby

Quoting caligirl7613: thank you :) i dont really anticipate my baby having some kind of disability and everything at the 20 week scan looked perfect but it just this thought thats been going through my head....

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

HUGS momma, you are in a hospital so if baby is born with something like DS there will be specialists there to handle it...that is something you can not prevent even with monitoring.

That being said I have known many moms that KNEW when baby was in distress with NO monitors, they just KNEW...I believe you will too.  If theres an issue you will KNOW

by on Jan. 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

It's ok to be nervous, everyone gets like that.

by Member on Jan. 27, 2014 at 4:20 PM
thank you :) i am slowly starting to feel more confident again!

Quoting SlapItHigh: Hugs!
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