My husband wants to have another baby but I’m too scared to give birth after my past traumatic experience

DEAR DEIDRE: OUR son’s birth was very traumatic and it’s left me feeling I never want to go through that again.

I am 24, my husband is 25 and we have been married for three years. We were looking forward to being together in the delivery room but I had to have an emergency C-section.

I can’t handle the thought of having to give birth to another baby
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Our son was premature and had to spend two months in the neonatal unit. He is now 18 months old and my husband is desperate to have another baby.

The trouble is that our son’s birth has scared me and put me off having another child. It is driving a wedge between us but I just can’t face taking the risk again.

Should I let my husband go so he can find happiness with another woman?

DEIDRE SAYS: No, do not give up on your marriage because of this and deprive your son of living with his dad full-time.

Get help to put your fears to rest.

You probably have a health visitor so turn to her for advice. Talk to your GP as well about how to safeguard you and any future baby.

Contact the NCT, formerly the National Childbirth Trust, for support and details of antenatal classes (nct.org.uk, 0300 330 0700).


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