(Closed) nervous

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
43 posts

omg i’m petrified!!! and my super negative nancy gyno isn’t helping. i am about 5 weeks and go in for blookwork tomorrow. my first blookwork last week showed 1000 HcG and they want to check it again. this freaked me out since everything i’ve read on the internet said that 1000 at 4 weeks-ish was very normal. have my first ultrasound scheduled for next friday (6 weeks-ish). i’m alternatively worried that this is too early to see anything but i also know if i can see stuff, it will help me feel better (and its what my doc is recommending). plus i really want a picture to tell my parents with.

anyway, sorry i can’t offer any words of wisdom, but i’m definitely empathizing with you!! its so hard right now – i just want to tell everyone and start making plans but then i am also trying to hold myself back. i try to take comfort in the statistics….

Post # 4
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Totally normal to feel nervous.  I am 8 weeks (today I think!) and have been feeling a bit nervous.  I had spotting that began at 5 1/2 weeks (after first u/s).  That same week I had my HCG levels tested and they didn’t double (I had blood taken 4 times in a week).  At the same time I came down with a horrible cold/flu/cough thing and all my pregnancy symptoms went away.  All of that combined had me convinced I was on my way to a miscarriage.  I had 2 more u/s that week and one a week later and everything looked great!  I am deciding to not live the next 8 months in fear.  I got the book Fearless Pregnancy and it really helps to ease my mind.  I highly recommend it!  

Post # 5
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

@MzMarzipan: Sounds like a good read! I’m pretty anxious too, I have cramping every now and then, and if I’m sleeping, I have dreams that the cramping is actually bleeding and I’m miscarrying. It’s horrible! I’ll have to check out that book asap.

I’m working really hard to change my mindset to a more positive one. I know “hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst” sounds good and all, but it seems I do a lot less hoping than I do preparing. I’m just at 10 weeks now, and I’m trying not to obsess about miscarriage risks every five minutes. Two more weeks, and I’ll be at my ob/gyn hopefully hearing the heartbeat on doppler!

Post # 6
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I would probably be a nervous wreck if I were having a baby. I’ll be sending some positive vibes y’all’s ways!

Post # 8
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I still feel like a wreck and I am 11weeks! 

I think part of my problem is that I really don’t have any symptoms so its hard to get excited that there really is something in there!

Post # 9
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ms sweets:  i’m freaking out too.  i had a miscarriage at 5 weeks last time, which is today with this pregnancy so i’m a little on edge.  hopefully, in the next few days I will relax a little bit.  I mean, I know that bad things can happen at any time, but i just like the idea of being more pregnant than i was before! 

My husband has said that he thinks we will worry about this baby every day for the rest of our lives and to get used to it πŸ™‚ 

Post # 10
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m about to hit 28 weeks (hello third trimester!) and I still get nervous, it’s totally normal!

Post # 11
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m 5 weeks 2 days today, and I’m fairly anxious.  I had a miscarriage (if you can call it that — my doctor calls it a “chemical pregnancy”) at exactly 5 weeks back in August.  So, being two days past feels somehow reassuring.  I had my HCG checked on Monday and again yesterday, and it did double, which is reassuring.  But some moments it’s very hard to stay positive.  Like the occasional brown or dark brown spotting.  Yikes.  Or like Monday night when I had nearly menstrual-type cramps pretty much all night.  But still, even after that, my HCG doubled.  Maybe this embryo wants to stick around to become our first born after all.  πŸ˜‰

But the thing about pregnancy and about life is that so much is beyond our control.  We can eat our veggies and take our vitamins and take care of our bodies, but beyond that, there’s nothing we can do.  I’m not a particularly religious person, but lately both my husband and I have been finding comfort in placing the health and viability of our pregnancy into someone else’s hands.  Letting go of some control can be very reassuring.

Best wishes for healthy pregnancies and healthy lives to all of you. πŸ™‚

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