Will I be able to handle labor?
For nine months you’re going to carry a baby along with the excitement and anticipation of the moment that you finally get to lay eyes upon the beautiful little face you’ve waited anxiously to see. That whole labor and birth thing sure does make the record screech a little when you envision this magical moment, doesn’t it? The truth is that it is completely normal to be a bit (or a lot) apprehensive about the birth experience. If you’ve never experienced it, the unknown of it all can feel overwhelming and a bit daunting. The good news? You’re going to be surprised at what your body is capable of. Hundreds of thousands of babies are born every day around the world. You are stronger than you know, and just like everything in life, taking it one moment or contraction at a time is the best way to tackle your fears of labor and birth. If you plan to give birth in a hospital, rest assured that you will have a supportive medical team of professionals to walk you through each step of the process, and you won’t be required to remember every breathing technique they taught you in birthing class. So for now, take a deep breath, and know that you’ve got this.
Is this actually happening?
When a couple decides to try and conceive a child, they enter in to what can be a very emotionally charged time. If conception takes awhile, when a pregnancy actually happens, you can feel a bit of disbelief. Once the plus sign, the extra pink line appears or the word “pregnant” appears, you might be tempted to doubt the accuracy of the test. So you take 12 more tests just to be 100 percent sure. You have waited so long to see this result, that it can feel too good to be true, and you might even doubt your own eyes, asking yourself Is that even a line? It’s faint. IS THAT A LINE? The general answer to that question is that a line is a line. If you see a line, it’s there.