Early stages of pregnancy stress….maybe this will help ease your mind

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SouthernSunshine:  Thank you so much for this post. It is so scary being a first time mom. I am trying not to worry about things. The newest thing for me is how fast and hard my heart beats sometimes, especially when I lay down at night. I had to call the ER last night just to make sure I was ok, and she assured me it was just anxiety. She recommended a warm bath. I ended up crying myself to sleep instead because I felt helpless, but I think that release helped. It also helped proping my head up a bit more. It is so scary becuase you feel like you’re going to die, but you aren’t. You body is just producing more blood and oxygen to accomodate the growing baby 🙂

Post # 4
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

1. DITTO. I spotted from week 5-17 and got freaked out and upset each time. I don’t know if I could ever not get nervous, but it’s good to know that it is 100% normal!

2. I am kind of against the whole home-doppler thing. There are too many risks/unknowns that I’m not comfortable with to recommend it…but to each their own!

3. BIG DITTO! I loved my Due Date Club over at JustMommies, and still communicate with many of the ladies there. They helped me SO much during my pregnancy, and I was SO prepared for anything that could be thrown at me. Those groups are so much fun and educational.

Post # 6
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SouthernSunshine:  I just love our month board 🙂 

The only advice I have is that: It is normal to not feel normal AT ALL.

I also second the advice to join your month board, even if you don’t post and just lurk a lot of my first trimester remedies came from the other ladies on my board! 

Post # 8
2187 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Awesome post!

We are 26w with our first and everything is very nerve wracking. We also bought a doppler and was worth every cent. I haven’t used it in over a month because i can feel baby move all day, but from weeks 12-18 it was amazing.

Also – if you have no symptoms, every symptom in the book or somewhere in between, don’t worry about what you do or don’t have! Everyone is different. I had no MS, no spotting, no cramping, no tiredness… no nothing and have had a wonderful pregnancy so far. Lots of girls have some or all of the above, and also have a healthy pregnancy 🙂

Try not to stress too much, listen to your body – when you need to rest, take some time and do just that. Don’t be afraid to reach out to the bee’s and your friends, and definitely join your “month” group!

@SouthernSunshine:  thank you for posting, I think this will help a lot of ladies!!

Post # 10
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

@SouthernSunshine:  And we love you right back!

My big worry was cramping. I got a lot of aching and stretching, but my GP as well as the ladies on my month board were all very reassuring.

My MUM was not so reassuring because she never experienced cramping. She also never experienced a lot of my other symptoms, and reached milestones at different stages (she showed much earlier, I ended up feeling kicks much earlier). What I learnt from this experience is that despite what my girly magazines used to say – My pregnancy is nothing like my Mum’s. All pregnancies REALLY ARE DIFFERENT!

I also stressed that because I was struggling to eat or keep any food down that my baby wouldn’t grow, until someone explained to me that babies are like super cute parasites that you can’t help but love. They will take all of your nutrients before you take any yourself, so unless you’re on the verge of hospitilisation just eat what you can even if it’s just popcorn for dinner (guilty as charged) and try to keep your prenatal vitamins down.

Post # 11
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

sorry if this is a super dumb question, but where are the month boards?

Post # 13
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SouthernSunshine:  Thank you! This information is very comforting!  I will definitely be getting a doppler once I hit 12 weeks!


Post # 14
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Seriously,  not to brag, but we’re totally the best 😉

Post # 15
15 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

@SouthernSunshine:  thanks for this. I’m just past 6 weeks and have been losing my mind.

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