If I’m pregnant and scared about labor what do I do
The best thing to do is take some childbirth classes to get prepared for labor. Make a birth plan to help you calm down. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/if-i%27m-pregnant-and-scared-about-labor-what-do-i-do ]
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- Are you in a second or subsequent pregnancy and getting scared of…?
- yes i am. with my first baby i dont think that i was this nervous but now i am. i have been having contractions and im 28 weeks. my baby is healthy she just wants out. so i’ve been trying to relax and not get too stressed out but i have t…
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