A lot of women post on blogs and other websites that I've read that giving birth isn't as bad as people make it out to be, is this true? Because for some reason I am terrified of birth! I know it's a beautiful and natural thing, that's why I want to do it without an epidural or any other meds. I'm prepared for what's to come but I'm afraid of the after affects too, like the bleeding for six weeks - is it painful like a period or is it just bleeding?
I also wanted to question after I have my baby do I get a say so if I want to bathe him first and feed him?
And one more thing, does the pain continue very long after birth? And if so, how severe?
Thank you so much if you read this, I think I'm just freaking out for no good reason but it'd still be nice to get a mother's point of view.