Naturally, much fear before childbirth fills the minds of pregnant women, especially those who will experience their first birth experience. However, it would be very unnatural, if this fear continues to haunt pregnant women, especially to the point of creating stress. In fact, the fear will make the mother more tortured during the labor process, it can even make the labor process take longer, which makes the mother even more tortured.
A BJOG research: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which was published on 27 June 2012 revealed that pregnant women who have a fear of give birth experience a longer labor process compared to pregnant women who are calm when facing the delivery process. Research conducted in Norway found that pregnant women who experience fear, spend half an hour longer in labor in labor than pregnant women who relax before delivery. Besides fear, it is also related to the delivery process being assisted by equipment or leading to a cesarean section. The results of the research also show that about 89% of pregnant women who are afraid of childbirth undergo a normal delivery process, while those who are not afraid of labor are 93%. The research was conducted on 2,200 pregnant women and half of them were mothers with their first pregnancy.
Therefore, avoid excessive fear just before delivery. Fear doesn’t help at all and only makes things worse. Besides that, fear is also only an obstacle for your labor assistants. Being positive is the key to dealing with labor. In addition, imagining how beautiful the moment when you hear your little one’s first cry can also help cover up any existing fears. Read more about tips to get rid of the fear of childbirth in the following article: Tips for Eliminating Fear Towards Childbirth