- 2 weeks ago
I am not pregnant, and I don’t plan to be for at least another year or two, but it is something I think of more often now because I just turned 31. What have some of you done physcially to prepare for pregnancy? Do you get a phsyical? Talk to your OB?
Pregnancy kind of terrifies me. I am a total prude and the idea of being poked, prodded, and giving birth gave me anxiety. Now, I understand the ‘beauty’ of birth and can deal with it better.
However, I currently take a beta blocker for a heart arrhythmia. I have an AV block and tachycardia. My heart palpitations were getting much worse around my period so I started taking a low dose birth control and they have nearly vanished and I feel better emotionally and physically.
I am wondering if there is anybody else out there who has a similar condition (heart arrhythmia), became pregnant, and how did you fair? My sister said she got heart palps while pregnant and she does not have an arrhythmia like me so I am worried I will get way more than usual, especially since i’ll have to give up my BC and possibly my beta blocker.
I also had PMDD so again worried about pregnancy hormones….
looking for some hope or advice