Post # 1
Soooo…. I want kids. They’re a few years off for us (Fi and I have discussed a timeline, and we’re looking to start trying about 2-4 years after the wedding, depending on how long it takes us to get settled).
But, I was thinking about it this morning, and I have a bad feeling about how my body will handle pregnancy.
Basically- I have to pop my back. Every day. Sometimes multiple times. The only way that I can get it to pop is by laying on the bed and rolling my lower body to the side, while leaving my back flat on the bed.
I thought about it, and I have a bad, bad feeling that I won’t be able to pop my back when I’m pregnant!
I know that it’s not going to stop me from having kids, but I’m so worried about it now!
Anybody else have crazy, irrational pregnancy fears?
Post # 3
Eh, I sort of was, but the changes are all really gradual and you see your docs all the time to check in. It really didn’t get super uncomfortable until around month 7.
Do you see a chiropractor?
Post # 4
Oh yeah. I have so many fears. I am afraid I will be like a hypochondriac. Not really- mainly- I have others worries like “what if my gallbladder explodes?” (This happened to my mother and I just had my appendix rupture). I also have HORRIBLE TMJ. Like a nightmare. I just started taking natural muscle relaxers- but what if I can’t have those? I just worry that my TMJ will get bad and that would stress me out= that stress would be bad for the baby… so on… and so on.
Post # 5
We’re also a ways away from TTC but I hear ya!! Maybe for your back, you can visit a chiropracter? Or maybe there’s like a pregnant yoga move you can do to help?
I’m scared of getting pregnant for a few reasons. First, I am terrified of gaining the baby weight. I have issues with body image/weight that go fairly far back, and it’s SO hard for me to accept the fact that when you’re pregnant, you HAVE to gain weight. And you don’t really have a ton of control over how much–it’s not like you can go on a diet while you’re pregnant. Also, I”m scared about losing the weight after the baby comes 🙁
I’m also just scared because honestly, pregnant bellies freak me out sometimes! Not so much when they’re smaller, but as women get closer to full term, they look huuuge to me! I don’t get how the women don’t tip over, and I’m worried that I”m going to freak out when I see myself in the mirror at 38 weeks. Also the whole baby-moving-inside-me? Also freaks me out like whoa. It’s like having an alien in there!
Post # 6
I used to be so afraid. And since I got pregnant on “surprise”, I was totally freaked out. I guess I also have always had body image issues, some days are worse than others, and gaining weight, and getting stretch marks terrified me! And let me tell you, I feared for good reason. But looking back, it really is no biggie. Yeah I gained weight, and yes it was uncomfortable, and yes I got stretch marks, but you don’t even notice that stuff sometimes because you are so busy running arund and trying to teach your little one things, and give them all the love you need to. Everything else seems so small in comparison. But I’m not going to lie, I still have those days where I wish I had enough money for a tummy tuck, so I can look as good as those other 22 year olds in bikinis. But I have to remind myself, such is life!
Post # 7
@hilsy85: It’s so freaky when the baby starts doing full body-rolls in utero. Crazy. DD used to kick so hard that DH’s hand would bounce off my belly.
Post # 8
@KatyElle: Yikes!! Oh my goodness, I feel like I”ll jump out of my skin the first time that happens, lol. And the thing is, there’s no similar sensation that you can compare it to, right? You can’t say, “Oh well it feels just like that other experience where you have a human in your body.” Umm, no.
Post # 9
Um, yes. Parenthood does appeal to me, but pregnancy does not. Maybe I’ll grow out of this, but… mmmmmno.
Post # 10
I am terrified of having a little one inside me. Not to mention having to get that little one OUT of me!
Post # 11
OMG yes! My bff is preggo right now, and another friend has 2 kids. They are both nurses and talk about their pregnancies ALL.THE.TIME. in graphic details. I just cringe. I went to visit her this past weekend, and she says, “Hey look! here’s a foot!” and I could literally feel the kid’s foot through her belly. totally gave me the heebie-jeebies. Her body is doing all kinds of (un)natural (at least I think it’s unnatural! lol) things that I don’t even know how I would get through pregnancy sanely!
Post # 12
@hilsy85: The first few kicks feel like a growling stomach and then by month 9 you can practically see footprints on your skin haha!
It’s not painful, just weird. But sometimes people luck out and get a mellow baby!
Post # 13
The idea of being pregnant completely freaks me out. To the point where I once compared a fetus to a parasite. I realize that it’s a BABY and totally not a parasite, but it’s living inside you and taking all your nutrients and inhibiting your movement and becoming its own little creature.
I realize that this is NOT how it actually is, but I have this bizzare notion in my mind that the whole thing would be terrifying.
Needless to say, having kids is totally not something I’m interested in doing any time soon, if ever.
Post # 14
I’m scared to death. All my friends think it’s okay to tell me their horror stories! Ekk!
Post # 15
@Lindsay05: I’m scared of the ‘OUT’ part too!! I don’t want an epi b/c I’m scared of not feeling my legs..But I also want the option to have one incase I tear or need an emergency c-section. We are a few years from TTC , but it still freaks me out!
Post # 16
I am, and I have no problem admitting that I am pretty shallow when it comes to my appearance. I work out frequently, eat really well, get my hair done every 5 weeks, tan, always have a pedicure/manicure, etc. I enjoy taking care of myself, and it does freak me out to lose a little of that when pregnant.
I know that sounds totally shallow and self absorbed. Trust me, I am kind of embarrassed just to type it out, LOL.