For some of the lucky few, childbirth seems as though it is just another day in the life. Unfortunately for the rest, their first experience at giving birth could have been somewhat tragic and scare them off from wanting anymore children.
It is important to keep in mind that just because your first birth was not what you expected it does not mean that your second one will be the same. Every birth is different. The first birth can be great and the second one could end up being traumatic. There are many different reasons that your birthing experience can you leave you a little nervous.
Maybe your baby was breach and that made the delivery stressful. Or, the baby was face up and the process could have taken longer than expected. For some women, having an episiotomy can leave them feeling a little anxious. We all have our reasons. One of the biggest is if you had to have a c-section the first time. Chances are you will have to the second time as well. You may be thinking if you want to experience that again.
It may help if you were to speak with someone about your fears and hesitations. Try speaking with your doctor or midwife. You could even speak with friends that may have been feeling the same way that you are.
If you want another child, you have to remember what the outcome of all of this is going to be. You will have a beautiful baby in the end. Of course, when they get much older and drive you crazy it is something that you may remind them of. Let them know that they have been doing it since they were born.
Giving birth is a unique experience each and every time. You will find that whether you have one child or five children, each birth will have its own experience that you will always remember. Something that you can look back on and smile over. Some memories may be painful but it was all worth it in the end.