When I do get pregnant and go through the 9-10 months of pregnancy, I will not be as nervous as before as the induction date approaches. I have been through full-term labor 3 times already and have gone though 2 early inductions, and while I know there are some surprises that may pop up as every labor and birth is different, I already feel prepared.
That readiness has all come with experience, though. I understand the process, I understand how my body reacts and have developed some great-for-me coping methods. All that was not the case when I was pregnant with my first child and went into labor. I thought I was prepared — I read a lot, we did our childbirth preparations class, I asked questions, had them answered and felt good going into it.
There were some things that turned out I was not prepared for — even with all the preparing I did. I wasn’t caught off guard by anything too serious, but dang, it would have been nice to know beforehand.
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