(Closed) Is this a completely irrational fear?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Eva Peron:You’re like me!! I’m really far away from TTC, but I have these totally irrational fears about babies. 

While caring for a child will definitely not be easy, I think you’re love for the child will make a very wonderful mother who will not zone out or drop her child. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

After I had Cecilia, I had these horrible recurring images of dropping her down stairs or accidentally smashing her head.  I don’t think it was post-partum spectrum or anything but just normal mama fears.  They subsided when I was more comfortable with my new role. The reality is that unless you are impaired from drinking or something, you’ll be hypervigilant about the baby, even while asleep!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Those are actually very common fears and dreams. It’s just the way our minds deal with the anxieties of the unknown.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Mrs. DG:  I had the exact same nightmares!  We have bench weight set in our room, and I had these horrible visions of accidentally smashing her head into the end of the weight bar.  Eventually, it got better, and probably around 6 months, they went away altogether.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with @Mrs. DG: When we would babysit my goddaughter in the beginning she slept in bed with us since that was what she was used to until we got her a place to sleep. I was constantly aware of her every move all night long and she was not even my child…lol. if Darling Husband got too close to her since she slept inbewtween us then I would stop him from moving.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

@Mrs. DG:

@Mrs. Spring:

I DO THAT TOO!!

I’m glad it’s not just me with the terrible “wouldn’t it be awful if THIS happened” visions. One of my obsessive fears is of getting DS too close to the ceiling fan.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

OMG I have that fear too!! In fact, I just had a dream last night where I was holding a baby (presumably my baby) and I dropped him and had to rush to the hospital. I have this fear all the time when I think about having babies, and I’m not even pregnant or TTC yet. 

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