Mom-to-be Tiffany Thornton is inviting Celebrity Baby Scoop readers to follow along as she experiences her first pregnancy. The So Random! star and husband Christopher Carney expect a son (that they’ve already named KJ) within days/weeks.
In her fourth guest blog, Tiffany opens up about the “annoying” question from many of her friends and family: “Aren’t you scared to give birth?” Tiffany says she’s feeling positive as she approaches her planned hospital birth, and she encourages fellow expectant moms to face their labor with an open heart and confident mindset. Continue reading Tiffany’s blog as she gets close to welcoming baby No. 1.
Aren’t you scared?
I can’t even count the number of times people have asked me, ‘Aren’t you scared to give birth?.’ Any time someone asks me this, I try my hardest not to look annoyed but It IS an annoying question.
Why would someone ask that? Why does it seem people just assume giving birth is the scariest thing ever? Well the answer is: ‘No, I am not scared.’ Women have been giving birth for centuries and most of them without medical intervention. I feel blessed to actually be given this opportunity and to be able to do it in a safe, comfortable environment.
Some people are not fond of hospitals and prefer to have assisted home births or give birth in a birthing center, all of which I think are great ideas. Whichever makes the mom feel most comfortable is where I think she should give birth.
Growing up I always thought I would be a doctor and have always found comfort in hospitals… weird right? [Laughs] It’s the truth though. So for me, the hospital just made sense.
My husband Chris has always encouraged me to think positively on every front and to look at life with an optimistic attitude. I am so grateful to have a partner in life who doesn’t see the bad in things and never thinks negatively. Having that support has helped me so much throughout my pregnancy and is probably one of the reasons why my answer is, ‘No, I am not scared.’
I want to stay as calm as possible when I am in labor and I know if I tell myself I am scared, it will only add unneeded stress to the situation. So what good does being scared actually do for anyone? I refuse to speak fear into my life and I encourage other moms-to-be not to answer, ‘Yes’ when someone asks them if they are scared.
Manifest your labor going smoothly, speak positivity into your journey to come, and don’t let other people’s fears discourage you. You were born to do this and you have been trusted with this little miracle inside you. Give yourself the credit you deserve.