Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Labor Fears

I don't know if labor is more or less scary the second time around. Then first time you have a baby there is the fear of the unknown. The second time around you know what to expect, but also, YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.

I had a fairly easy labor the first time around. But still, I know the crazy scary pain of contractions. I know God has every detail of Lainey's birth all planned out, but I still have a few fears.

1. What if my water breaks in public?

I know this is rare, but it is a possibility. With Cambry I was at home in bed. But it was a ton of water. I mean I walked into the hospital with a full sized bath down shoved down in my yoga pants because it just kept coming in gushes. Maybe I need to start carrying a towel in my car just in case.

2. Will I know when it is time to go to the hospital?

Again, with Cambry my water broke first so I knew I should go to the hospital. I didn't consult anyone or call the doctor. I just started getting ready and during that time contractions started and got pretty bad pretty quickly. I didn't time them but they seemed to be a few minutes apart. By the time I got to the hospital I was 4 cm and definitely in labor. If my water doesn't break first this time I will have to time contractions and decide when to go in. I don't even know how many minutes apart they are supposed to be before you go in. I guess my doctor will tell me that soon.

3. What will we do with Cambry?

Plan A is that my parents would come get her. Plan B is to call our neighbor who has graciously offered to watch her if needed. But even though we have these options, you just never know when or where things could happen and who would be available. I wonder what the Duggars do...

I can't wait for Lainey to get here and I know her birth story will be unique just like all babies. Only God knows how everything will happen!

1 comment:

Fiona said...

I think for me I will definitely be a bit more nervous the second time around because, like you said, we know what to expect! :/ I hope your labour goes as smoothly as possible though. I am sure all will be just fine! Not long now!! :)