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Okay, first of all, I know I'm not pregnant but I don't want to post this on the TTCAL board.
Is it wrong that when I go lurk in the new DDC's that I don't read the topics of the ladies that are unfortunately miscarrying? I mean, I know their pain, I know exactly what they're going through, I just can bring myself to read their story!
I don't think I'll even join a DDC for like the first 2-4 months of the pregnancy because I don't want to read about the ladies who are losing their babies.
I don't think it's wrong at all. While you may want to be supportive, reading about their pain might remind you a lot of your own, and we don't really want to revisit that any more than we already do, KWIM? At least, that's the way I feel about it.
While it's not only that. I'll already have it in the back of my mind that it could potentially happen again and reading about it, might just trigger emotions I don't want going on. I'll already be a basketcase of emotion because of being pregnant, I just don't want to seem unsupportive of their loss. Oh man, this is going to be difficult when I get pregnant again.
Jess sweety, i dont think it is wrong at all. I think everyone handles it differently. I know when i was pg id go into those posts because id try to give them some hope that life does go on after losing a baby. I think it was because I didnt have that when I had my first loss, and i really felt so lost after that. I didnt know where to go espically since I was brand new in JM. So i go to help them find the PL and TTCAL boards, and just offer my ear or shoulder to cry on.
I think like i said, you not going into them is your way of handling it. it is not wrong at all.
I had a really hard time when I first joined my current DDC. At first I would kinda skip over them, then I would just go in not really read it and just reply that I was sorry for their loss. Then like Eleysia I started letting them know about the pregnancy loss board so they could find more support.
So you certainly aren't wrong or bad for feeling that way. It is so hard watching so many people go through what we have been through. It can bring back so many memories and fears we are already battling.
Jessica, I had the same problem. I felt like I just didn't really want to know because I was already scared to death of losing my baby. I feel horrible for not replying to all of them but did eventually, I didn't really get involved at the beginning so missed a lot of it anyway. One girl came on at the beginning and wasn't happy aobut being pregnant with 3 little ones at home already, she had an abortion and of course never came back. I was so upset, I know it was her decsion but didnt make it easier. I didn't fit in there anyway as I just couldn't relax.
Don't feel bad, in the end all you want is your baby and a healthy pregnancy. We already know what can happen and it's hard to hear the bad stuff. You'll find ways to get through each day and you will make it hun
I don't think you should feel bad about that, Jess. Like all the other ladies have said, being pregnant after a loss is a trying time. I was scared to read those posts at first too, that it would upset me too much. Honestly, I still don't like to read them, but now I am able to at least offer my support. When you feel more comfortable, you'll be able to do the same.
Yep, me too. I didn't join my DDC until I was almost in my 2nd trimester, 12 weeks I think is when I joined. I was afraid for a couple reasons, and just decided to hang out at PAL for my 1st trimester. I knew people would miscarry, and I just didn't want to put myself in a position where I would worry MORE than I already would be worrying naturally. I hope that makes sense, but I think a lot of people are the same way. It's tough, and you certainly can't say to yourself, "oh that will never happen to me" bc after a loss, it is your worst fear.
Angels in Heavan. Helena May, June 28, 2007 & Alexander Michael, October 11, 2007