What advice would you give to a first-time mom who is nervous about labor?

I tried to be really strong when the nurse told us that they would be doing the c-section that evening. Mostly because the bf got really nervous. I remember it so well, when she said that my OB would be there at 6pm that night, all color left the bf's face. I was tough as nails until they wheeled me down to the operating room. I had to wait at the desk until my OB got there, and that's when I lost it completely. I just laid there in that bed completely silent and cried. I was so scared!

So in trying to answer this question I'm trying to think about what helped me. As scared as I was, as scared as Ed was, when he leaned down next to my ear and told me that the next time I was going to be in our house, Charlie would be home with us. That's what made the nerves subside a bit. Not all, mind you. I was still pretty scared, but that helped a lot.

So that's what I would say to a nervous mom. This may feel like forever and I know you're scared. But the next time you're in your hospital room, the next time you look in the mirror, you'll be a mama.

About Alissa
Current: Chinook, Montana
Birth: September 17
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*Site Hostess* I am a first time mom living in North Central Montana. I have a fiance, the most gorgeous baby boy, and a goofball dog named Lexi to fill up my plate :)