Hi i have a big issue.

im 16 pregnant im so happy im pregnant and cant wait to be a mum.

i was ill in the past and had a real bad experience with needles.

Tomrow i got to have my pregnancy BLOOD TESTS
I Tried having them two weeks ago i know they are important
but my problem is i have FULLY BLOWN PANIC ATTACKS
then the midwife wont do them i got them tomorow

and would like some friendly courage. to stop me panicing

Do they Hurt???
Or a little pinch .....

Thank you all
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replied May 20th, 2008
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hun im just like you! Im TERRIFIED of needles!!! I had my blood drawn at 4 wks preg and when they go to stick the needle in...take a deep breath and let it out slowley...youll feel a little pinch, its not bad at all! When they did mine they put a rubber band thing around my arm (to make blood flow faster), i thought that was the worst part of it lol. But it really isnt that bad at all. you also will not feel a thing when they go to take it out of you. Youll get a little bruise later on probly from where they drew it, but it will go away within a couple days. Dont worry and relax!!! Smile Let me know how it goes tmw!!
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replied May 21st, 2008
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Hi
Not To Well Today I Went Into Another Fully Blown Panic.
I Am Trying Again Friday My Baby Doctor Is The Most Nicest Man Ive Ever Met And Even Gave Me A A free scan Smile
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replied May 21st, 2008
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It isn't that bad at all!!
Take it from someone who is terrified by needles too!
They MUST do these blood tests for your safety and the safety of your child!
What are you planning to do when it's time to get your child immunized? Are you going to freak out or are you going to be calm and teach your child not to panic like you?

This always helped me:
When they are about to stick you, make sure you have one of those rubber ball stress reliever things in your hand that they are taking blood from. SQUEEEZE like hell!

Before they stick you, start spelling random long words. You won't even notice hardly.
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replied May 21st, 2008
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im good at helping other people have it done and im definatley going to have it i just need some tips and advice
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replied May 21st, 2008
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i agree with marriane...maybe a stress ball would be good for you to use while they are doing it. Also take a friend with you to talk to.
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replied May 23rd, 2008
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Some people just have this much panic to needles and nothing that can be done about it. Sorry jodie!


To me needles are a breeze. I donate blood at my work and I get a nice check for it. Now that I'm pregnant I won't be able to donate Sad.
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