So, I need some advice on how to try to relax in these early weeks of pregnancy. I'm 6 weeks today and I cannot stop worrying about ectopic pregnancy, the sac being empty, all of that nasty stuff. I know I NEED to relax for my sake, and more importantly the baby's sake, but I just can't seem to stop letting my worrying get the best of me. I go back for my next appt. @ 10 weeks (March 17th) so I'm hoping I'll feel a little bit better about things by then. It's still just SO early and I'm so scared something bad is going to happen...any advice on how to calm down would be MUCH appreciated!! Thank you so much!!
did the doc say that you could have an ectopic pregnancy or that the sac could be empty? I think both of these things are fairly rare, and that you probably don't have to worry, unless the doctor indicated there could be a problem. I hope nothing like that would happen to you. Try to relax. The next couple of weeks won't be fun if you worry yourself sick, trust me, I did in my first few weeks. I didn't worry about those things, but I did worry about miscarriage and stuff, and I am now 32 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby boy. It's normal to worry though. It's a Mother's life.
i don't really have any advice either. you just have to think positively and hope for the best.
i was so calm and carefree with my first pregnancy. i had never been to any pregnancy forums or anything like that, so i guess the old "ignorance is bliss" saying applied. i wish it could be like that for everyone. unfortunately i did lose that pregnancy at 13 weeks and that completely tainted my next pregnancy and i was a wreck until i felt him moving on a daily basis.
i think it will get easier once you've heard the heartbeat and get through the first trimester. just think happy thoughts! is it too early to be talking names?
yea, I got really scared a few times too. The doctor couldn't find the heartbeat at a couple of my appointments, and he knew I'd worry myself to death if I didn't hear it myself. So he did an ultrasound, so that I could see the heartbeat both times it happened. He's a really good doctor. This is my first pregnancy and I'm pretty ignorant too, so that's probably why I'm not tooooo worried.
Thanks ladies! I guess I'm just practicing worrying for all of those late nights I'll be waiting up for this little one when s/he is a teenager!
The Dr. didn't give me any reason to worry, and honestly, I've had no symptoms that would imply that something could be wrong, so my worrying is really just completely fear-based...it just feels like the "safe" period is sooo far away! I know I need to stop thinking about it so much, but of course this baby is like, ALL that's on my mind lately!
Bridget - I'm so sorry about your first pregnancy...but I'm so happy you ended up with a beautiful little man, and a little girl on the way! We have a boy name but no definite girl names yet...If it's a boy, his name will almost definitely be Milo...although we're not sure of a middle name just yet. (Any suggestions are welcome!!)
This may sound crazy, but this is what I did to calm down....
I had a gorgeous Maine Coon cat at the time I was pregnant. His name was Max. When I would start worrying that something was going to go wrong with my pregnancy, I would look at Max and think, look at how perfect he is! If a cat can make a kitten come out so perfectly, I sure as heck can make a baby come out all right, too, lol!