(Closed) HELP! Anxiety about pregnancy? (Kinda long?)

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I was on anxiety medication before getting pregnant so I had to wean myself off of everything.  I am not going to lie, I suffer from anxiety attacks while pregnant, but they are much less frequent than I anticipated.  My doctor said most of my anxiety, and it sounds like most of your worries, are typical of all pregnant women.  I just use as many relaxation techniques and possible and always talk about my fears with my husband.  He helps me realize there is no use worrying about things we can’t control.  I am 18 weeks and finally starting to really enjoy pregnancy (despite the negative symptoms).  Once you are pregnant you are literally out of control and I feel like its actually been very good for me in that it forces me to just go with the flow.  Good luck!  You can definitely do it.  Many women have anxiety during pregnancy its very normal.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@BellaDee:  Do you think taking birthing classes would help with some of the pregnancy related anxiety? Maybe the more knowledge you have, the better you would feel.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im sorry you are feeling this way. I havent been in this situation so cant offer any advice from experience. Its always a bit scary to think about being pregnant and about the changes that occur with pregnancy. I think you should sit down and discuss these issues with your doctor and find out how some of these issues will be dealt with when they arise (heart conditions, shortness of breath, etc). Once you are reassured that you will be looked after then maybe that will help with the anxiety. As long as you look after yourself, everything else is out of your control! Try to look at the positives of being pregnant and what the outcome will bring. I hope you can get the answers you are looking for and everything works out for you 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am sorry you are struggling with this.  I will tell you that your current personality traits sound like those of a pregnant woman.  The girls that are due in July and I have a very close group on facebook and there isnt ONE of us that isnt going to the hospital, calling the doctor, or asking eachother about some sort of symptom EVERY DAY!  It is the beauty of sites like this – you can post a question every day if you want to and there are 10 other people who are experiencing the same thing.  It is natural to be obsessive and crazy about the little baby you are growing.  Some are much worse than others – but my doctor basically says – PLEASE call if you think something is wrong – that is what they are there for!

 

I would also look for an OB now – and find someone you are really comfortable with and discuss these fears with them!   They may have something they can tell you to help your fear of pre-eclampsia and other complications.  

 Our entire July group is scared to death of labor!  We talk about it and comfort eachother literally every single day.  So I’m telling you – you may be like this now – but when you are pregnant – it is the only way to be… totally normal/natural/expected.

Don’t fear something you really have zero control over.  You do have control over your diet, exercise, preparing for the baby, choosing the proper supplies, decorating a nursery choosing correct prenatal pills, and stimulating your fetus’s mind!!!  Obsess over those things and maybe it will take away your fear of the unknown.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m going through something sort of similar… I am feeling a couple of early pregnancy signs (not planned, getting married next month) but can’t test for another week or so… I was never officially diagnosed with anxiety, but I do get anxious over some things, ESPECIALLY health related. And now this could really become real, I’m trying to center myself. I too always wanted to be a young mom (im 25, fh is 28) so i’m going to embrace it if i really am. I too am worried about the “what ifs” but I told myself I am NOT going to worry about something unless there is something to worry about. We can’t predict the future, we just have to live in the now! 🙂

 

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