Our expert says:
You don't mention whether this is your first baby, though it sounds as though this might be so ; nor do you mention whether you have support available, in terms of husband, mother and family --- I hope this is so.
Some anxiety is normal in every birth --- we want everything to go well, with the birth and the parenting. But only mild anxiety can be useful --- beyond that, it actually interferes with the whole process most unhelpfully. But you can regain control of the situation and can cope well. Discuss this with your gynae, especially any aspects of the birth itself that worry you , and make sure you understand your options and do things in the way that suits you best ; and maybe he knows of a good local counsellor who can help you with both general; aspects of learning to reduce and handle anxiety and practically help you to feel more confident about dealing with and raising the chil. Call on support, advice and encouragement, from the child's father, and from your own family --- maybe also from his.
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