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August 2nd, 2013, 10:58 AM
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I am not sure why, possibly my history with losses, but I am 21 weeks and still terrified of something bad happening. Is anyone else still having trouble with this as well?
I go for my anatomy scan in 2 weeks, and I am so scared/anxious it is physically making me sick.
Any advice for how to calm down and just enjoy this?
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August 2nd, 2013, 10:59 AM
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No advice. I'm on number 5 and I still get nervous. I just try not to think about being pregnant lol
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August 2nd, 2013, 11:04 AM
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I still worry a lot too, thats probably why I have to hear his heartbeat first thing in the morning and right before bed lol I dont think we'll ever stop worrying about our babies
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August 2nd, 2013, 11:15 AM
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I've only had one loss at 6 weeks. I know a loss can happen any time but if it does happen prior to 24 weeks, not much can be done so I don't worry too much. I just hope all goes well and leave it at that.
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August 2nd, 2013, 11:47 AM
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I still worry and get nervous, but I try not to let it effect me. I just keep thinking "Ok in 10 days, I hit viability" "In 1 months, I hit the 80% mark for survival if born" So forth and so on.
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August 2nd, 2013, 12:59 PM
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(((hugs))) I think its part of the mommy in us that's wants to protect our baby. I can honestly say , I just try and take it day by day. I am sure everythings fine. I find it more comforting now that I can feel baby moving a little more regular.
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August 2nd, 2013, 01:21 PM
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I am the same way..I'm a FTM and I'm stressing about not being healthy enough, stress-free enough etc etc. I'm still freaked out. I just want to hear the heartbeat again. It bothers me that I'm almost 19 weeks and still not feeling any consistent movement yet I just need some reassurance!
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August 2nd, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Yep, that's me. And since mine was at the end, my anxiety just heightens as I go along.

Basically, I just make myself breathe deeply and tell myself "As far as I know, everything is okay right now."

I also have to just remember it's out of my control. I do what I can to keep myself healthy, but other than that, I have NO CONTROL over what happens. So I just have to let go of that.
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August 2nd, 2013, 02:28 PM
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((HUGS)) I think being anxious is normal and I hope you can enjoy the moments where you are assured everything is OK. I have some major milestones that I keep my eye on, too... Next big one is viability... I think it helps keep those milestones in mind, and focus on the good of pregnancy (movement, especially). I hope this eases for you! If the anxiety gets to be pretty bad, you may want to talk to your OB about it, as there is something they may be able to prescribe to help.
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August 2nd, 2013, 04:25 PM
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I'm right there with you. I'm scared, because anything can happen at anytime. I'm not really in control of the situation. But I just keep praying it all goes well. I've had several scares along the way. So my next milestone is 25 weeks. Only thing I can do is hope for the best.
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August 2nd, 2013, 10:49 PM
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its so hard when you can't see them, or physically assess them. this is the most ive worried in a pregnancy, just because of the 2 vessel cord, but i try not to think about it.

Honestly, I'm personally way more calm in pregnancy than I am when they are earth side. I feel like my womb is the safest place baby will EVER be. I can kind of protect him. He's always with me, I know exactly what he's being exposed to....I can control more when he's inside than I can when he's outside.

Once the kid comes out...I worry constantly...anytime I'm away from my kids and the caretaker calls, I'm certain one of my kids is dead or dying. It's awful. I just don't like not being able to take care of them and protect them.
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August 3rd, 2013, 06:48 AM
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I get like this at times, I've had one loss at 5 weeks and it kind of messed me up because of the situation I was in at the time. I feel almost..guilty? silly? for worrying this time, especially with the losses and hard pregnancies in this group and just everywhere. It's been a relatively easy-going pregnancy so far, I'm healthy-baby's healthy. So I have to remind myself, he's good.. im good, we'll be ok.. just another day done and closer to him out in the world driving me crazy.. in a good way lol
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August 3rd, 2013, 07:44 AM
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I was fine until I started having my issues a few weeks ago, now I am a total mess. The anxiety and depression comes and goes and I try to stay distracted which helps a little. We all just have to hang in there and put it all in God's hands...of course this is much easier said than done. But, still that is what I try to do every day, several times a day.

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August 3rd, 2013, 11:51 AM
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I've been having a tough time with the anxiety. I think a lot of it is having tried for so long and getting lucky with twins, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I contracted a stomach bug this week and all but convinced myself I was having a miscarriage. And before I went for my anatomy scan I had this big fear that we'd go in and there would be no heartbeats, but we went and they were healthy and active. I think not feeling the movement is a huge thing. I'm still not feeling anything, and even now knowing the genders, it still doesn't feel real to me. I think you just have to chalk it up to knowing you're a good mom, because you wouldn't have these fears if you weren't. Hugs!
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