Post # 1
Ugh! I’m nearly 17 weeks pregnant and I swear, I have irrational (I hope) worries nearly every day. My thoughts go something like this: I’m really uncomfortable, it feels almost like cramping, what if something is wrong ad I’m having a miscarriage! Or, Everything feels fine, I can’t even tell I’m pregnant today, what if something wrong? Maybe the baby is no longer growing! My stomach hasnt changed much at all in the last few days…I’ve read of that happening. What if the baby isn’t even alive and I don’t even know it bc I’m on vacation and Europe and have to wait for my next ultrasound nearly 2 weeks from now! Or just a couple days ago I couldn’t pee at all so the baby must be blocking my ureter. what if I need to go to the ER and get catheter and wear it for weeks while on my honeymoon (something I found online)….(I was able to pee the next day).
You see? I’m nutso. Am I the only one? Please save me and tell me your worries too so I know I’m just an every day crazy pregnant lady 🙂
Post # 3
I am worried as hell and am 5+4, I keep thinking I want morning sickness just to know I am okay right now. I am still POAS almost everyday just to see….you are not alone. I think WE preggo are all “crazy pregnant lady.”
Post # 4
You’re not alone! I’ll be 14 weeks tomorrow and my next appointment is on Tuesday. I haven’t had an appointment since I was 10+3, and SO much could have happened in that time. I feel like I’m not showing as much as others who are as far along as I am. I constantly have this fear that the baby didn’t make it weeks ago and I just don’t know about it. I’m really afraid of getting any bad news on Tuesday.
Post # 5
Not alone, at all I have to refrain from POAS constantly beause I am just so sure I’m going to MC. I have these light cramps and I panic, I know it’s normal but I still freak out. I’m even worried bc I havent had and morning sickness or constipation…who wants that?? ugh.
Post # 6
Welcome to the world of pregnancy! 🙂 I am not as far along as you but I constantly am on high alert. At first I thought that once I saw the HB I would be fine and now I’m thinking at 13 weeks I will feel better. And it just keeps going from there. I’m pretty sure for the rest of my life I am going to constantly be on my toes because the worrying will never stop. (Makes you want to give your parents a hug and a pat on the back.) I try talking myself down everyday and some days it works and some, it doesn’t but as long as you’re doing everything you should be doing, odds are in all of our favors that things will turn out just fine. In short, you are not alone. We are all nut jobs.
Post # 7
Thank you for sharing! It helps to know I’m not alone in my paranoia. My husband is so much more chill about it and he has forbidden me from trying to diagnose symptoms on the Internet. I usually think I have a good head on my shoulders, but this is a whole new ball game for me.
Post # 8
@sept22insf: I am currently 18w3d and up until 15w I was sooooo nervous! I told my Mom, who had 3 miscarriages, and she made me feel better. She said, “With a miscarriage you won’t feel cramps or anything, you’ll just start bleeding, cramps are your uterus stretching and ligaments stretching.”
While I know everyone is different, and some people will have cramps when they miscarriage, it made me feel better! I still get a little anxious, but not like before googling “this many weeks pregnant cramping” 50 times a week!! Hahaha
As far as not feeling pregnant sometimes, I’m right there with ya! Haha
Post # 9
I’m almost 30 weeks pregnant and the worrying hasnt stopped! Although its definitely been a bit better.
First tri I was worried about miscarriage, then I worried about when the baby would move, then if he was moving enough. Then of course worrying about labor and everything else. I thought after the first trimester I would stop worrying, but I don’t think it will get any better until I have him in my arms!
Hang in there, you’re not alone 🙂
Post # 10
@sept22insf: Believe me, you are not alone. I was insanely paranoid the first 13 weeks, so paranoid that I can’t even try and work through my logic. I called my mom in tears because I wasn’t as hungry as I was the day before and that obviously meant that the baby had stopped growing. I also freaked out because I stopped sneezing as much (yes, sneezing) and that also obviously meant that something was wrong. I cried cause my back hurt to much, or to little and because I was not as tired as I was a few days before.
But never fear, symptoms come and go and that doesn’t mean a thing. Last appointment baby was wiggeling and dancing and waving their little arms all around. Just whatever you do, DO NOT GOOGLE IT. 🙂
Post # 11
@lilgrizzlygirl: lol! sneezing eh? Regarding my not being able to pee, it turns out I had a UTI. The positive outcome of that is that the visit we made to a Berlin hospital on our vacation included an ultrasound that they insisted on to make sure everything was ok. It was and I got to see that my baby was apparently fine and moving around a ton. I get another one later this week when I get back home and I can’t wait. Bc of course I’m still not convinced she’s growing as she should. Gah! Still crazy 🙂
Post # 12
I was totally anxious when I was pregnant too. Soon you will be able to feel baby moving all the time and it will ease your mind so much. 🙂
Post # 13
I can definitely relate! At my very first appointment at 7 weeks, my husband warned my doctor that I’m a hypochondriac before getting pregnant so no telling what it would be like now! At 20 weeks, I can say it did get easier for me. I have freaked out about, over analyzed and googled almost anything and everything that I thought could mean something wasn’t right. Finally, I had to realize that as long as I do everything in my power to make sure I have a healthy pregnancy, I can’t control it and if something does go wrong, we would work through it together (my husband and I). The closer I get to appointments, the more nervous I get and I still do get nervous and worry from time to time but I have found that everyone is completely different and it may make me feel better to google a weird symptom but it can also make it worse. I just started trying to be in the moment and be happy that I was pregnant until something happened to tell me otherwise.
Hope this helps because I definitely know how it feels and needed to hear things like this to help me feel better about the entire situation. Just think, the worrying won’t stop after the baby is born because then you will find new things to worry about so if you can find a way to be at peace right now, it will really make your life less stressful in the future!
Post # 14
It’s totally normal. I went through that while pregnant with our daughter. Found out I’m pregnant less then a week ago & I’ve been nothing but worried! Every time I go to the bathroom I examine for spotting. Terrified I’ll miscarry. So hard to stay relaxed! Hopefully I’ll have some peace of mind after my doctors appointment. With dd that always relaxed me. Only thing keeping me remotely sane is the constant nausea & vomiting, reassures me there’s a bean in there! 🙂
Ps. I’m sure you’re baby is perfectly healthy!! Yay for 17weeks!