Hey, so I saw a documentary tonight on TV called 'One A Minute' showing the lives of midwifes and how busy it can be given that apparently there is one baby born every minute. But.. watching those women go through child birth, caesarean sections, etc., it freaked me out. I've always wanted kids, but I can't stand pain. I've heard such horror stories about ripping & stitches and how the epidural has, I think, a 0.1% chance of causing you to be paralysed from the waist down permanently; it all just frightens me. Even to the point where I'm now not so sure if I even want kids because of the pain I'd have go through having the baby. Oh and then there is the pooping while giving birth & having some doctor/nurse poking around under your robe. I don't want anyone touching me there, thank you. :unsure: I'd really like to hear from people here who have had a child and what it was like going through child birth, whether it be caesarean, natural, water birth, anything! Also, has anyone else had these worries or still have them concerning giving birth?