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I can't stop having silly thoughts...

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I don't know why as i don't really think about 'labour' and didn't with DD either.

But over the last day or two i've been having really funny thoughts and dreams that something is going to go wrong, during labour, on the way, in hospital or after birth.

Why can i just not get these silly ideas out of my head??


posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Hey hun,

Not that I have any experience in the labour part but imsure its natural to think about what could go wrong. I don't think you have anything to worry about, especially after reading your last post when the mw says u r healthy.

I am so excited for you. Wish I only had a few days left but I'm sure it will fly by. Only 8 weeks left at work!

Bet your little lady is counting down the days with you. I am so looking forward to hearing your little bundle of joy has arrived xxx

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I think it is maybe because you have already gone through it that you are thinking about what might go wrong! I think it is probably very natural to feel the way you are. I know my mum has said many a time that labour is the the worst pain you will experience but it is also the quickest forgotten UNTIL you are about to go back again. Kiss

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I agree with Alex about the pain lol,i had funny thoughts about strange things(some not even to do with the whole baby labour event).While we were driving to the hospital i was convinced something was not right!!but as you know it all went well lol.
I think its your body and hormones all just prepearing for the big arrival Very happy

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Aww hun. I know exactly what you mean. I panicked like mad when i was having Jake. Especially in the last few days before his birth. It is completely natural. As has already been said, when you have already done it, you know what to expect and the 'see' where there could be potential problems. I am sure everything will go absolutely fine though hun. I found once i actually went into labour my fear went away and i thought - right this is it, no going back, the baby is coming out one way or another! lol. I was actually really calm and i think you may find the same happens to you too! I am soo looking forward to hearing your news now! Very happy Xx

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Last minute nerves, Hun- you'll be fine!

We had ante-natal class last night at the hospital and they were going through 'problems that may arise' during labour as well as induction methods which were v helpful to me as they were discussing how they induce women trying for a VBAC. I am much more positive in myself about that now.

Your mw is obviously pleased with how things are progressing this week so bear that in mind- you are too healthy!! Kiss

Lou x

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Oh my - I have had silly thoughts since I found out I was pregnant. Every week there is something in the news about pregnancy or birth too which does not help.

Whenever I am stressed about something I try to think past it. I know this is hard to do when you have no 'set date' for the big event but you might know for sure that in 2 weeks you have a party to go to, or some furniture being delivered. Something out of the ordinary but that you can easily visualise being at and thinking, "Blimey, that came around quick." I find if I do this it makes me think past the thing I am worried about and calm down.

My thing for my baba is that we are attending a wargaming show (don't ask) for my husbands on line business about 4 weeks after the bump is due and we will have our own trade stand. So I am thinking about how I will feel having people looking at the baba, how I will cope feeding her etc and how well it will go, how much money we will make. That takes my mind off things if I start to worry about the labour.

I hope this helps. I am no expert but it works for me.

Sending you hugs to help. Kiss Kiss Kiss

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
its totally normal to have these thoughts,but will say I knew something wasnt right during the last few weeks of the pregnancy and knew when labour started something felt different,I tried to explain it but couldnt put it into words as everyone kept telling me every labour is different,and in the end I was right conrad was back to back and ended up with c-section,all I can say is trust your insticts if your ever concerned at all say so,but am sure everything will be fine and as a woman you know when things feel wrong if you know what I mean Very happy

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Thank you all so much! Kiss

Been for a Hot Choc at Costa this morning with a good friend and we discussed our birth stories from our 5 year olds and i've got it all back into context now!

I remember with Georgie i was the only one out of the 7 of us colleagues who were due within two weeks of each other who didn't care about labour! It has to come out and that is that! Razz

I chose not to have the extra tests and scans for a reason when offered and well if anything happens you deal with it there and then!

As Samtiff said yu here something new everyday about birth / labour / effects blahdy blah it just makes you nervous - i keep saying to DP i'm not bothered when he tries turning over the news or radio - so i suppose subconciously it's just crept up on me!

Here's hoping it's not much longer... Very happy

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
wow I was the complete opposite of you I worried over labour to the extreme,and it spolied the pregnancy so good on you Very happy

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