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It was suggested to me by someone in my ddg to come in and say hello.
I am currently pregnant with my 9th child. I have had 12 pregnancies with 3 previous losses.
My last loss was in 2000, but every pregnancy since then, I have struggled greatly with anxiety throughout the first trimester. I am currently about 6 weeks pregnant. I have an ultrasound set up for wednesday and have been just making myself absolutely sick with worry.
I found out very early at like 3.5 weeks, so this long wait for an u/s is sheer torture. SO much worse than the 2ww's I experienced in the 13+ months we were TTC.
Oh, and I am turning 38 at the end of the month, so that doesn't help the worry either.
Anyhow, that is my story in a nutshell. I won't be offended if you say I don't belong here.
I lurked all day in your group yesterday and it seems like such a fun tight knit group. I love all the support here.
You definitely belong here. The more the merrier I say!! I am so sorry about your loss. It makes pregnancy so much more worrisome and hard.
I'm 6 weeks pregnant also so I know completely what you are going through right now. and I don't have my first ultrasound until July 17 so that is really hard. I just keep telling myself that everything is going to be fine. Plus I have terrible nausea that last all day long so that helps to reassure me. I'm also 39 so I understand that too. It's harder being older and pregnant, more to worry about.
Please hang around we would love for you to stay. And please let us know how your ultrasound goes.
Thank you *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy
I think that women who have gone through the heartaches that we have would all agree that there are fears and anxieties with pregnancy that we try to push away, but are always in the back of our mind because we have been there and it's horrifying!! So it's totally normal to feel those feelings. I'm 13 weeks today, 25 years old, and although I have my excited moments I'm still pretty numb to this pregnancy. I'm enjoying it, but at the same time allowing myself to understand anything can happen at any time. With my first pregnancy I never in a million years thought that I would lose my baby as far along as we were. I thought for sure if something bad DID happen that there would be machines and medicines to keep him alive. I didn't realize how little control we really had. I lost my son at 38 weeks for reasons unknown. It's very hard not knowing why, and in the back of my mind knowing anything is possible and what if it happens again?? The anxiety is something that I think we all have to live with, but we can't let it control our life and feelings. Try to allow yourself to enjoy each and every moment as much as you can for as long as you can. ((hugs)) I think/hope you will feel much relief when you see your little bean on u/s.
Good luck sweetie, wishing you a very happy and very healthy 9 months! I can't wait to get to know you better
Welcome and congrats on your pregnancy! Im Lori, and I have 7 living children and I'm currently pregnant with my 14th pregnancy. Although my last 3 babys were born nice and healthy, the were conceived after 3 back to back loss's. I had some other loss's earlier in my child bearing years, but these were the hardest on me. Early pregnancy anxiety after any loss is why we are all here. Some of us never loose the anxiety, no matter how far along we are, and some do better after their milestones have been reached. Were glad your here and look forward to sharing your journey!
Thank you Shortcake for my beautiful siggy..]
Momma of 8 beautiful children now. Most recent is Jerry Jr. born 11/19/12 at 37wk, 7lbs 6oz and 19.5inches and Baby Reymundo born 10/7/13 at 35w6d, 6lbs 7oz, 19.5 inches. Momma of 5 angels. New siggy to come!
Welcome and congrats! I think all of the above have said it very well! The anxiety doesn't go away, for me, until I get past that 1st trimester. I've had 2 losses, one before each healthy pregnancy. I hate that we all have to be here, but at least we are here for each other
Hi Stacey, welcome to the group...this is my 6th pregnancy and will be my 2nd (knock on wood) and last child, so I totally understand the anxiety - mine has been so severe throughout this pregnancy I continue to think about seeing a therapist about it. I'm glad you found us, it's a great group of women and def. a different level of understanding than a DDC can provide when you need some extra support (((HUGS)))
Of course you belong here! I'm sorry that you have had those previous losses, it makes a new pregnancy so hard to enjoy, doesn't it? I hope that all goes well for you and wish you all the best with this new pregnancy. I know you will find lots of support and caring here.
I agree, I think for sure you belong here. Sorry for your looses, I think we all understand. Anxiety is always one of our worse enemies, when you are pg after a lost, it doesn't go away. I hope you even if the anxiety doesn't go away, you can come here and talk about it, the support system here is great.