(Closed) pregnant and dealing with emotional stress

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I am so sorry to hear this horrible news, what a tragedy.

You can allow yourself to grieve, even while pregnant. Crying, anger, sadness are all normal parts of the grieving process. Emotions have to come out, it’s much healthier to express them than try to suppress, and in my experience when you do that, they will come rushing out when you least expect it. I shelved a friend’s death for 2 years and it hit me like a ton of bricks one day when I saw someone who resembled him. I’m guessing that the school will likely have a grief counselor on hand to help students and faculty process this loss. If so, please schedule some time to talk to them about this.

Post # 4
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am so sorry for your loss. i don’t have much else to add, excpet you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

This is terrible and heart breaking. Some stress is ok for our bodies and ok for our babies. I will keep you and her family in my thoughts.

Post # 6
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am so sorry to hear about your student, and can’t imagine what you will be dealing with at school on Monday.  Take your time to grieve, like @KatyElle: said, take some time to speak with a grief counselor so that you can get your emotions out before they start effecting your health (like not eating or drinking, etc).  

You and the entire community will be in my thoughts.

Post # 7
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh wow…I’m also an elementary school teacher, so this hits me close to the heart.  I CANNOT imagine what this must be like for you.  We, as teachers, grow so attached to our little ones.  Like others already said, it’s totally normal to grieve.  Holding your feelings in and not dealing with them is what I think would be more harmful.  I’d also seek out somone to talk to…

sending lots of xoxos your way.

Post # 8
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That is so sad!  I am so sorry.  🙁   Things like this just make no sense whatsoever.  

Post # 9
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am so sorry to hear that – the tragic death of a child is something I can’t even begin to fathom.  I was a teacher for a while as well and know just how attached we can become to our students.  Definitely take the time to grieve – it’s ok to cry, be angry, and just feel incredible sadness.  Your baby will be fine, they are resilient and as long as you keep eating and keep yourself hydrated, there shouldn’t be any issue.  Lean on your colleagues, family, and friends.  As KatyElle suggested, speak with the grief counselor at school as well – they are there just as much for the staff as for the students, possibly even more so as adults fully grasp the concept of death.  

You’ll be in my thoughts as you work through this difficult time.  Sending lots of hugs your way.

Post # 12
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow that is insane. I am so sorry for you and the students.  I am a 3rd grade teacher so I know how attached you can get to your students. Was she one of your students? Even if she wasn’t that is horrible. Best of luck dealing with this situation, try to remain calm for the baby, but it’s OK if you cry, its’ better to get out your emotions.

Post # 14
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh my gosh I am so sorry friend!!!! I saw your FB post this morning and was in a rush so I didn’t have time to comment but I wanted to let you know that you’ve been in my thoughts and prayers! Whatever happened, it’s devastating 🙁

Post # 15
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m so sorry that’s terrible. I agree with PP’s, grieve the way you need to, holding it in will have more negative physical affects than letting it out. I feel for you so much, but I can’t even imagine how her friends are taking this. Unbelievable. You, you coworkers and your student are in my thoughts 🙁

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