Post # 1
My best friend miscarried her first pregnancy at 9 weeks. After a over a year of trying with fertility treatments, she’s pregnant again. She’s 14 weeks now, but she’s still taking her temperature because she’s still scared she might lose this one too.
She said she was a little worried the other day because she took her temperature and it dropped 1/2 a degree, but mind you, we had a cold front come through that night and the temperature outside dropped from 65 to 37. And she said that they forgot to turn on their heat, so the house was 66 degrees inside. AND when she woke up, her husband had stole all of the covers. So, even when I pointed all those things out, she considered them, but still is scared now that it’s a sign that she’s going to miscarry again.
Bees, I need your help in comforting her!!
Post # 3
If she’s that worried about things (i.e. freaking out every day), it might be worthwile for her to fork out the money for an early ultrasound. You can usually get a quick ultrasound for under $100, and if there’s a baby fair in your area, even less. I know there’s some controversy about getting unnecessary ultrasounds, and I don’t know about her $$ situation, but it sounds like she might go crazy if she has to wait for her 20wk ultrasound! Good news is she should be feeling movement in the next couple weeks, so that will help as well.
Post # 4
She really sounds like she should be speaking with a doctor if she’s analyzing things like this. Friends are great suppport systems, but they won’t *really* ease your mind if things have gotten this stressful. If it were my friend, I’d encourage her to book an appointment with her doctor to discuss her fears and offer to go with her. I’d just sit in on the appointment and be supportive, then I’d take her out for a nice lunch and have a relaxing chat and meal. Sometimes just knowing someone is there to lean on when you feel like going mental is the best thing.