Post # 1
I recently found at that I am pregnant. I don’t know for certain but think I am around 8 weeks. I didn’t really track my period before.
Anyways, I told my immediate family and every time I told a new person I get paranoid that I am going to jinx my pregnancy. I only feel relieved until I wake up the next morning with my little one.
Does anyone have any advice on how not to feel paranoid? Unfortunately, I don’t get an appt until 10 weeks and a scan until 12 weeks, which I think this is part of the problem.
This is my first pregnancy, and unplanned but I am so excited. 🙂
Post # 2
sunshinewhiskey : congrats! Come join our August 2019 babies board!
This is what I use every day to convince myself I’m okay.
Post # 3
No you won’t and can’t jinx it. Pray and be happy is the best way to enjoy the pregnancy!!!
Post # 4
teacher-bee-in-the-sea : I used the same site dring my pregnancy. It helped me feel so much better seeing my chances of MC decrease daily.
Post # 5
Just know that whatever happens is entirely out of your control. You cannot possibly jinx your pregnancy by telling people about it. Every day that you’re pregnant, your odds of remaining so are higher. Just take it one day at a time and eventually it will get easier. The first trimester is really stressful, but once you get through that first scan you’ll feel a lot better.
Post # 6
No one can predict what will happen with your pregnancy, but I don’t believe in jinxes. What I do believe is that excess cortisol released by your body when you are stressed can be bad for the fetus. So stop worrying about what you can’t control.
Post # 7
First trimester is so hard. You definitely can’t jinx anything, but I totally understand the pressure that comes with telling people when there is no guarantee that everything will turn out right. The plus side of telling people early is that you have a lot of support if anything does go wrong. Congratulations. I’m 8 weeks tomorrow and haven’t had a scan yet. I’m definitely nervous, especially after I had a miscarriage around 12 weeks earlier this year. Just think positive! It’s likely all good 🙂
Post # 8
Thank you, I am waiting for an ultrasound to confirm due date and then will join a board 🙂 I checked out the link, it does make me feel better with the statistics. Congratulations to you as well!
Post # 9
Oh my gosh it really is, so much uncertainty. Besides occasional mild symptoms, I haven’t been feeling really crappy so it almost makes it worse. I feel that if I was constantly sick then I would feel more pregnant lol Congrats to you as well, here’s to sanely making it to our ultrasounds 😀
Post # 10
sunshinewhiskey : I was the same same until a few days ago. On Tuesday I thought I was miscarrying, today I am puking my guts out. It’s scary but hang in there!
Post # 11
Just wanted to say thank you for all the positive encouragement, 5 months today, going in for the second ultrasound tomorrow 🙂
Post # 12
sunshinewhiskey : woohoo!!! Awesome update!