Updated: Mar 30
Preparing for Baby
I am much more nervous writing this post then the last. That cool calm and collected Courtney that was so excited about labour and birthing is slowly drifting away… Why? Because I am now in the third trimester and I am quietly freaking out! I remember the first day of the third trimester… I was so nervous! I had butterflies in the first two days because it suddenly hit me that I am about to have a baby. Parenting and having the baby doesn’t make me nervous at all. But birthing does. Where did my confidence go!? I have no idea but I want it back. Now. Time is ticking and the baby isn’t going to wait until I’m ready before they make their arrival. So what is my focus for this trimester? Again, preparing for labour. But it’s a little more real now.
Have you ever watched videos of women in labour? Maybe on Youtube or on One Born Every Minute and thought about how amazing and emotional the birthing experience is? Yeah, same. Until I watched them during pregnancy. I was watching One Born Every Minute the other night and did not enjoy it this time. I was cringing and clenching and looking away. I suppose it is not comfortable for anyone to see someone else go through so much pain and not be able to do anything about it.
I have no idea how to get over this fear and nervousness about labour. I heard about a couple of amazing books and loaned one from the library. It is called ‘Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth’ and I have heard great things about it. Unfortunately for me, her other book has been requested by eight other people... So I won’t have that book in time. I am still working on manifesting my positive and peaceful labour but I still have a lot of nerves to push through first!
I am still working on manifesting my positive and peaceful labour but I still have a lot of nerves to push through first!
I knew that stress was not good for baby but I didn’t realise how strongly it actually affected them until I experienced it myself. I had a very busy week of moving house, finishing my assignments, finishing reports for school and I was also sick. The baby had regular movements and I knew the time of day they would kick and move about. During that time of stress, the ba