Support Ladies Support

26 Mar

And not in an undergarment kind of way either.

Daureen is gloriously 38 weeks pregnant, and looks lovely. Frankly, she looks better than me pregnant or not. 🙂

She’s also having a hard time, and sorta kinda, well, in her words, terrified about this whole birth thing.

I’d love it if everyone can share a supportive birth story, in this post, or here on her latest. She needs her own version of the red tent right now, and I would very much like it if our baby shower present to her could be supportive words and advice.

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8 Responses to “Support Ladies Support”

  1. Hannah March 26, 2008 at 8:37 am #

    Just went over and commented. I can’t BELIEVE someone 38 weeks pregnant would get a wax. It’s funny, isn’t it? I have given birth but I would no sooner allow someone to pour hot wax on my pink parts than I would jump off a building.

  2. karrie March 26, 2008 at 8:43 am #

    Daureen, you’re gorgeous and whatever happens, it will be OK. I had a traumatic birth experience, but I’m fine. We’re fine. It’s normal to be frightened, but your strength is going to amaze you.

  3. marcelarhodus March 26, 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    I would not have a wax right now, much less pregnant…

    you know, during first pregnancies women hear so many horror stories on labor, almost as if other women around you wish to make themselves martyrs or something (I now know more than a couple of my friends exagerated big time tjeor experience) and it certainly can scare the life out of you to hear all these details of hours and hours on screaming pain.

    like I told her, she could be haivng the easiest labor ever… she needs to focus on teh final prize and shut her thoughts to the scary side.

  4. radical mama March 26, 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    Wax? Yeah, I’ve gone in the opposite direction. I haven’t shaved in a few months now, between the weather and being pregnant and at this point I have decided, why bother starting again? I’ll shave my armpits, mostly to save myself the inconvenience of public opinion, but the legs are beyond of no return. 🙂 And I’ve never shaved down there.

  5. Barbie March 26, 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    Oh, how I love the laser hair removal approach. Hahaha

  6. Candy March 27, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    My own birthing stories would scare her to death, so no. I can’t share in this instance. But I’ll go read her site! Maybe a new visitor will help.

  7. Heather (the muse has left..) March 29, 2008 at 1:04 am #

    No matter what happens with your birth, you will have done a beautiful thing and brought another life into the world. You (and all women) deserve to be revered as a goddess for that.

    Your belly is gorgeous! You should find a henna artist and let her go to town on it 🙂

  8. nursemyra March 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm #

    it’ll be over quicker than you think. if you’re in a lot of pain the medical staff will give you painkillers to make it easier. I used pethidine and gas for my first baby but managed without anything for the second.

    if you need pain relief, demand it, don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. is it possible to have a water birth? I didn’t have that option but two friends did and neither needed pain relief. one of them had a 10lb baby!

    there will be SOME pain but you will be able to manage it, you may even think “hey this isn’t so bad”. and afterwards you’ll have a beautiful baby. and like so many women before you, in a couple of years or so you’ll want to do it all again xxx

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