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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?
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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Dr. Ruth Crystal
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is normal. Try to find a good child birth class in your area.
Accurate information should help relieve some of your fears.

In brief: Yes
It is normal. Try to find a good child birth class in your area.
Accurate information should help relieve some of your fears.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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