High anxiety


This is my third pregnancy and throughout this entire pregnancy (33+5) I've had very high anxiety, especially social. And im really starting to stress about all the poking, prodding, touching and things the nurses have to do while I'm in labor.

I know it's their job and I know they are there for good reason I just want things on my terms and prefer my space. I don't want to talk, I just want to be left alone. I would do a home birth if I weren't so scared there might be a complication or emergency.

My first two labor and delivery experiences were a little frustrerating when it came to the nurses so that's why I'm nervous. I will be delivering at a different hospital this time so I'm praying my experience will be better but I can't help but stress.

Anyone have any words of wisdom or experience coping with this type of anxiety?