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What Can I Do With My Fear Of Delivery Pain
Mental prep: If you can, attend classes offered for delivery preparation. They help you mentally anticipate and prepare.Find comfort in knowing that a lot of safe options are available to control pain during delivery and your delivery can be quite comfortable with adequate preparation. ...Read more
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
Is it normal at sixteen weeks of pregnancy to start having fears over the labor and delivery, and what can I do to combat that?
Yes, it's common: Many women start to worry about labor and delivery in advance. This is normal. Talk to your doctor or cnm about your fears. Remember, women have been delivering babies for thousands of years. You can ask for pain medicine such as an epidural or fentanyl if you'd like. If ever you think that your anxiety is more than most women's, you can ask your doctor/midwife for a referal to a therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes
Breast feeding: Staying well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet is the best. There are no particular foods that will increase your milk production. Check to see if there is a la leche league near you. They are a group specializing in breast feeding and can be very helpful with questions like you have. ...Read more
Possibly: I wouldn't want to blame your parent's divorce automatically for your fears of commitment. Us humans are very complex and many things factor into who we are, our fears and our behavior. I would be surprised if your parent's divorce didn't have a significant impact. If your fear of commitment if preventing you from moving forward - consider therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety disorder: can be generalized, or become more of an obsessive-compulsive disorder where fear of contamination becomes an obsession. Trigger may be some traumatic event, but often is not recalled. It responds quite well to the type of cognitive behavioral treatment known as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), shown to effectively relieve the symptoms of OCD or combined with SSRI medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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