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March 27th, 2007, 07:21 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hudson, FL
Anxiety to the point of panic attacks is no good!
Something that may help is forms of visualization. Write down what you're hoping for. Just list bullet points of what you want out of this experience.
- An uncomplicated labor
- A healthy baby
So start there. Visualize your birth scenario. Down the minute details. Just play a little movie in your head.
Then start in on life after baby. Imagine all the fun and joy you'll be experiencing. That first smile, or having a professional portrait done with your family. Imagine you and DH, snuggling up in bed after a long day enjoying your family.
Whenever I start to have panic attacks, I visualize the "problem", the solution, and the desired outcome. It usually not only helps to calm me down, but to help me deal with whatever subconscious feelings/memories/etc are causing me to be anxious.
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