Pre-Birth Anxiety: Can I Do This? Again?

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[Editor's Note: As I neared the birth of my second and third children, I started to worry. I worried about complications and not being able to do it and everything that can go wrong -- despite having pretty easy labor every time. You know, relatively speaking... for labor. The Mother Runner recently shared her pre-birth fears and how continued conversation reminded her that, yes, she can do this. -Jenna]

Pre-Birth Anxiety (and Relief):

LaborI spent the next hour or so trying to re-assure myself. I’ve done this before. Twice. I’ll be fine. I can do it. My body is strong. It knows what to do. I pulled out some mantras: I am strong. I am capable. I am tough. I am strong. I am capable. I am tough. Over and over and over again.

I told Micah about my sudden anxiety. He seemed surprised, but I think I’m allowed to have a little freak-out about pushing a baby out of my body.

Photo Credit: billselak.

Read more from Pre-Birth Anxiety (And Relief) at The Mother Runner

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