I never suffered from any form of anxiety until pregnancy. I am almost 37 weeks pregnant now with my first child and the anticipation of labor and birth is making me so anxious and nervous. I am afraid of giving birth, never felt this way before. I am trying to remember this is an exciting time, but the unknown is killing me. You hear so many women's stories about how they were in labor 23 hours or the epidural didnt work...etc. Its made me so nervous I barely sleep at night! I need some words of encouragement and hope!