Post # 1
Do any of you ladies have tips for keeping pregnancy related anxiety at bay?
I’m in the middle of my 5th week and have been experiencing some bleeding and I feel anxious about it ALL THE TIME. I’ve seen my doctor and there is nothing to be done (likely it is fine, but it could be something bad… just have to wait and see what happens over the next several weeks). I’m not as focused at work and I’m a total downer at home. I keep trying to make myself snap out of it, but I am not doing a very good job! I’m normally a pretty calm and happy person. Any tips?
Post # 3
I would often tell myself that TODAY I am pregnant and I love my baby. It made me take it one day at a time instead of worrying about what could possibly happen further down the road. I would also take it week by week and I would have a mini celebration (in my head) each time I was another week pregnant. By the time I reached 12/13 weeks, I really felt like it wasn’t so bad. Now I’m 29 weeks and I worry about delivering early, but once again I have to remind myself that for right now, I am pregnant and there’s no use in worrying about anything else. Hope that helps a little.
BTW… I had bleeding between 6 & 7 weeks. I had an ultrasound and everything was fine. The bleeding continued for a couple weeks though. It was all very light and I didn’t have any cramping. Everything has turned out fine so far.
Post # 4
Oh honey, I don’t have any advice for you (I’ve never been pregnant) but I can say that you are definitely in my thoughts! I’m sure everything is fine, especially if the doctor doesn’t seem to worried about it. They don’t take chances with those kinds of things, you know. 🙂 I’m sure that if there were really something to worry about, they would be all over it.
Post # 5
I am in the EXACT same boat. Today was the six week mark and I have had spotting for the past 8 days. Everything looked fine at my ultrasound on Monday. I go back for another next Thursday. (These ultrasounds definitely ease my anxiety, so you may want to ask your doctor if you haven’t had one already). Other than that, I’ve taken a break from online resources and books. For the most part they tell me everything that can go wrong and by the time I’m done reading, I’m terrified. And to ease your anxiety a bit more, I read a ton of stories on message boards of people who spot all throughout their first trimester and everything is fine. Praying for us both!
Post # 6
i think it just comes with being a mother! i haven’t had any spotting… but i have had two trips to the er where they pump me with what they say is baby friendly drugs and i take my own drugs for migraines, also stuff they say will be ok. but that doesn’t make me feel any better about it! i hate putting anything inside my body that could possibly ruin the baby but i don’t have any other choice. so i just sit here and worry instead.