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Afraid of natural birth

Hello. I am 6 weeks pregnant. I have always been afraid of natural birth and really don’t want to do it. I saw a video of a natural birth many years ago. Can I ask my doctor to do a C-section? Will doctors accept it? I have insurance which will cover both.

  • Kieli
    Oct 16, 2019

    I had an epidural both times, and the actual birthing part isn’t that bad with one. With my first child, I had been given so much, that I couldn’t even feel when I pushed so it resulted in some tearing. But with my second, the anesthesiologist was amazing, and only numbed me just enough so the pain wasn’t unbearable and I was up and walking like 3 hours after. I have heard that recovery from a c-section is a lot harder, and it’s a lot harder to breast feed if your thinking about that. You still have some time to think about it, and definitely talk to your dr about all your options and what they think what’s best for you.

  • Yanis
    Oct 17, 2019

    I think a C-section will be way more painful during recovery. With my first daughter I had an epidural, and it was a breeze. I was walking right away, and after it wore off the pain was minimal just a little bruising. Get an epidural if you don’t want to do a natural birth.

  • Angie
    Oct 17, 2019

    I had the same exact fear for 20+ years before i actually had my child. The fear of pain caused so much anxiety for many years. I begged for a c section and they said no, not unless a problem and need to. Turns out my baby was distressed (prob from my anxiety) and i did need an emergency c section!

  • Keyana
    Oct 30

    I did natural birth with no epidural with my first child and to this day I would do it again ..but for what I heard C-section is worse on recovery