Common Birthing Worries You May Have

February 8, 2023

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If you are due to give birth at some point in the near future, you are probably keen to make sure that it all goes to plan and there is nothing to worry about. However, you probably also will have worries - that’s just a natural part of the process, and something that you should try to be ready for as best as you can be. In this post, we are going to try and make this easier to deal with by looking at some of the most common birthing worries that you may have, and discussing what you can do about them. So let’s take a look at them now without further ado.


A lot of mothers worry that bonding is going to be difficult - that it won’t happen naturally or easily, or that there might be something wrong in the relationship between the parent and baby. However, such fears do usually tend to be unwarranted, and it’s normally the case that bonding happens pretty naturally and easily without you really having to worry about it too much. However, if you are worried, just try and relax and remember that it’s the most natural thing in the world. It will happen, don’t worry.

Postpartum Depression

Otherwise known as the baby blues, this is a downturn in one’s emotional state that can sometimes be quite severe and require some serious intervention. At other times, it might just mean that you are a bit weepy for a while. In any case, the good news is that there are plenty of ways you can get help if this does affect you, so you shouldn’t worry too much about that side of things. There is always support to be found, and you’ll find that getting through this really is easy enough with the right people around you, and some time.

Birthing Injuries

Of course, birthing injuries do happen from time to time, and it’s perfectly natural to be worried about them, but fortunately they are not as common as people often assume. There are some that you might want to be aware of in particular, such as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, which can sometimes result from a physician’s actions. If that does happen, you can read more about HIE lawsuits here, but bear in mind that the chances are this will not happen to your baby in the first place.


Finally, there is the issue of pain in giving birth. You may be worried that you won’t be able to get there in time for the epidural, for instance, but again this is more of a rarity than you might think. The truth is that managing the pain is easier than ever, as long as you are in a hospital setting, so that is something you might want to keep in mind if you are finding yourself worrying about this issue.

Those are some of the main worries you might have. Make sure you get the support you need in time for the birth.

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