(Closed) Biggest Pregnancy Fear?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Biggest Pregnancy Fear?
    Pain : (15 votes)
    8 %
    Dying in childbirth : (18 votes)
    10 %
    Having multiples : (0 votes)
    Baby's development (physical or mental) : (67 votes)
    38 %
    Affects on my body (health) : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Affects on my body (image) : (13 votes)
    7 %
    Absent/Non-Participant partner : (0 votes)
    Losing the baby : (54 votes)
    31 %
    "Feeling" something inside you : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    At first, my biggest fear was definitely miscarriage.  Now that the risk is less than 1%, I just hope that my baby is healthy.  I go for genetic testing on Weds. and I am really nervous about it for some reason.  I just want a healthy, happy baby.  Everything else I can deal with.

    Post # 4
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    853 posts
    Busy bee

    I think the health of the baby is probably the scariest, because there is so much potential for self-blame (founded or not), that I think it could be very emotionally and mentally upsetting.

    Post # 5
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    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    not pregnant, or even ttc yet,  but my biggest fear would be developmental issues. I work in a medicsl offic where we see a lot of children with disabilities, and I think that would be the scariest thing.

    Post # 6
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    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I worry most about having a autistic or mentally challenged child. People can overcome physical obstacles but a mind is one’s greatest asset. I think that families that overcome that kind of circumstance are increadibly brave & exceptionnal people.

    Post # 7
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Umm…can I vote for All the Above? 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Not TTC yet, but my biggest fear would definitely be development issues (physical or mental). I have an Uncle who is autistic and a niece who has Down Syndrome, and I know the pressures (and sometimes heartache) that comes along with raising a child with special needs.
    My second biggest fear would be miscarrying, but we could always TTC again if that situation arose…

    I’ve already gone through childbirth once, and the pain was tolerable (I did it almost fully naturally, except for using nitrous oxide), I pooped on the bed… as for my body, I’m sure I could bounce back again, lol.

    Post # 9
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    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I kind of fear alot of things, but the main one is just trying to have a healthy baby. I fear the pain, I fear pooping during labour (yes, it’s true, I fear it), I think the stretch marks will bother me to a point, but it’s really just going to be part of the process.

    Post # 10
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    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I just found out I am pregnant on Friday, and I am so terrified if miscarriage. We have only told parents and my best friend so far. I am only three weeks, so we want to wait a while before making a big announcement. 

    Post # 11
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    1086 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Mine was disabilities with my child.

    I had a lot of ultrasounds during pregnancy since I had a high risk pregnancy. I got an ultrasound at least once a month and had one 3d ultrasound. During the 3D ultrasound they got a picture of my childs face and it looked like her eye was not there on one of her eyes. I freaked and so did the ultra sound tech.

    When I went to see my OB she said we wouldn’t know until I gave birth. So the first thing I asked when they were cleaning her and she was crying “Is she healthy? Does she have both of her eyes?” she was healthy and did have both of her eyes.

    At the begginning though I was most afraid of miscarriage because the doctor gave me a 10% chance that I would carry her full term and she would be born alive. But after a while that risk went away.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Definitely what it will do to my body. I’m pretty confident in my body now, despite being a little overweight – but I feel like a baby will throw my body so out of whack, and I don’t have much time to do anything about it. There are also some women who simply will ALWAYS have huge stretch marks, a flappy belly, and/or saggy boobs from breastfeeding.

    But I’m also VERY far away from the mentality of wanting to have a baby. Perhaps in time, when I think it’s better timing for us to get pregnant, my priorities will shift. We’re GOING to have a baby, and these things are going to happen to my body. 

    Once I enter that phase, I bet forefront in my mind will be the health of my baby.

    Post # 13
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    1720 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Miscarrying again.

    Post # 14
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    508 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I didn’t even think of some of these things before I read this poll 😡 Can I say “all of it?”

    Post # 15
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    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Biggest for me is child development. That is just the biggest. The rest of them are pretty much up there too. 

    Post # 16
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    508 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Okay, officially going with “dying in childbirth.”  I blame Little House on the Praerie.

     

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