Post # 1
DH and I have been talking a lot about when to begin the TTC process. I went off BC last fall and have been tracking my temp. He’s ready to start now and has been for a long time now. We had decided to start toward the end of this year/early next year, but last night we were talking and hubby said “next month or two.” That’s when it hit me. It’s almost here and I’m a wreck!
I have horrible anxiety about pregnancy and all things related. The idea of having blood drawn, the tearing and stitching, everything. I really don’t know how I’m going to handle it. (Last week I almost passed out while having my blood pressure taken. The last time I got a shot I spent 15 minutes in the restroom running cold water on my wrists and neck.) Have any of you had the same problems? Does it get easier?
Post # 3
I’m terrified of needles and having blood drawn. The last (and first) time I had blood taken my DH had to hold my hand and distract me.
We’re in our first full cycle of TTC and my desire to have a baby has outweighed a lot of my fears. It definitley took awhile for me to be ready since I’m now 30 and was never really convienced I’d want a family. I still have the “holy crap, what are we doing” moments but it doesn’t last long and I’m back to wanting that baby again. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 4
It is scary..but once you are preg I think you become strong because you have to be, you know?
Post # 5
I understand a fear of needles, but almost passing out while having your blood pressure taken seems a bit of a strong reaction. Are you afraid of all things medical?
Can you maybe address those fears and try to cope with them before you TTC? Once you are pregnant, blood pressure measuring and needles will be a steady part of your life.
Post # 6
Once you are pregnant, the only, and I do mean ONLY, thing you start to worry about is how your little baby is doing inside that belly of yours. I am TERRIFIED of needles. Literally. I pass out. And we’re pregnant. And the needles are….eh. I’m more concerned/excited about the little bean inside me!
Post # 7
If your open to a midwife or a doula maybe you can talk to one and get a better idea. There is a great documentary called “the business of being born” which I found really helped me calm down since I dont like the idea of a hospital birth with all the different interventions they will do.
Post # 8
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@CountryBee11: I am totally freaked out by a lot of things having to do with pregnancy and birth. No lie, I seriously almost passed out when I opened up my copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility and unknowingly flipped to the full colour insert!!
I have a lot of doctor/hospital anxiety, too, as does Mr. D. Our ongoing joke is that he is going to need more medication than I am when we have kids, so that he doesn’t pass out and miss everything. But I think that you just get through it, when you’re pregnant/delivering, because you kind of have to.
I would say, though, if you are utterly terrified of it, tell your husband you might need to push the timeline back a bit — BUT if you do that, come up with some concrete actions you’re going to take to get to a better point, and be truthful about how long that might take, because if not he might just feel like you’re randomly pulling the plug.