Anxiety in pregnancy

posted 2 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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2127 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have not personally had it but my girlfriend had been diagnosed with anxiety prior to becoming pregnant so she knew she was going to have to face it. She had a lot of the same thoughts you just listed. I was the only friend of hers who has had a baby so I became part of her support system, do you have any friends/family you can talk to and ask questions about pregnancy to? Having someone you can talk to a the drop of the hat helps so much. I am happy to report that with the support of her doctor, husband, family and friends, she made it all the way to the end of her pregnancy and delivered her gorgeous, healthy little girl yesterday. You’re going to be okay, Bee. 

Post # 4
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2127 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

v123a :  I definitely recommend steering clear of google. You’ll get so much mixed information from there. I recommend writing down any questions you have between doctor’s visits that way when it’s time to see your doctor, you can ask the questions directly to your care provider and they can answer them for you, in person. That way you know you’re not missing anything that’s crossed your mind and you’re getting a medical professional’s answer. I know it is SO hard not to worry, honestly I think any woman that’s been pregnant will tell you it’s virtually impossible not to but definitely don’t feel like you have to bottle it up, talking about it and asking questions is super helpful. I found most Bees here to be very informative with pregnancy related issues and topics too. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I am so sorry you are going through this. I totally understand what you are going through . You are NOT alone in this. 

I had extreme anxiety with my third pregnancy. Honestly, it was paralyzing. I had racing thoughts, worst case scenario thinking, couldn’t focus, panic attacks. It was awful! 

Whats ironic is that normally (as in when I wasn’t pregnant)  I am a super mellow person. Not much phases me. So the anxiety was very out of character for me and rattled me to my core….However I had a miscarriage after my first pregnancy was and I was so convinced something “bad” was going to happen with my third pregnancy. 

Well it didn’t. I had a healthy baby boy. 

I would definitely talk to your doctor about what’s going on. She can help reassure you and prescribe the best course of action. 

Most importantly TRY to enjoy your pregnancy ….. that’s what I regret most….. I didn’t get to enjoy my pregnancy with my son. Enjoy the little moments that will go by all to fast…. and have faith all will be fine. I know easier said than done.

PM me if you need to talk bee

Post # 7
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465 posts
Helper bee

I’m really glad that you are going to raise this with your midwife. It’s exactly the thing she needs to know. Ask to be referred to the pre natal mental health team. They can assess you and fast track you for whatever treatment might be advisable (Not medication but cbt or psychotherapy or whatever suits)

Do not Google anything! Honestly, it’ll just make things worse. 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

v123a :  I was anxious my entire pregnancy and now that I have a 3 month old, I continue to worry about everything. My advice to you is stop it with google.I did the same thing and honestly, nothing good can come of it. While terrible things do happen, you are much more likely to have a healthy pregnancy than not. Stillbirths do happen, but they’re so rare. Same with miscarriages at this point in your pregnancy. Try to enjoy being pregnant. As anxious as I was, I also felt amazing. Working out and eating healthy helped me because I knew I was doing what I could to keep my baby healthy. Try to focus on planning for when baby is here. Start making a registry or a list of things you want to purchase. Get the nursery ready. It goes by fast and your baby will be here before you know it!

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