Pregnant and anxious.. advice, support, virtual hugs appreciated!

posted 8 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Good luck! I was anxious about things early on and throughout for sure, but for me it got really bad near the end (until my doctor let me get induced just after 39 weeks), so I think it’s great that you are taking steps to get things under control early on! Glad to hear the scan and bloodwork look good! 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Brickette :  Hugs, Bee!  I’m glad everything is turning out well!

I had anxiety before I became pregnant and at first everything little pain and twitch freaked me out, and I didn’t have trouble getting pregnant.  My OB/GYN kept me on my low dose anti anxiety medication because she said my stress would be more detrimental than the medication to the baby.

I also worked out throughout my pregnancy, which helped a ton.  I also did a lot more yoga, something I didn’t do a lot of, and I found it very helpful.

Now that my daughter is a month old, I find myself worrying more!  But I’m told that’s pretty normal and the sleep deprivation doesn’t help.  My mom said as a parent you always wear your heart on your sleeve and I completely understand what she means.

Hang in there Bee! Seeing your psychologist should also help.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

Brickette :  Glad to hear things are looking well so far. Besides seeing a psychologist, finding a good OB-GYN also does wonders for your peace of mind. My Dr. was very reassuring and has a very calming voice – I find that helps a lot!

I also do prenatal yoga. Helps me connect to my baby and keeps me calm. Happy mummy, happy baby! 

Also, further along once your baby grows stronger you will notice a pattern to his or her movement. I find that so reassuring too. You might want to start counting kicks. Here’s the app I use! It’s free! https://www.countthekicks.org/how-to-count-kicks/

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