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Unfortunately I think we all have lost the priveledge of ever feeling completely safe. The only pregnancy I ever felt safe was my first when I was so naiive that anything could happen to ME. Right now I am a mess. I am trying to stay as possitive as possible but I definately don't feel safe. Tomorrow is my first u/s. I think after seeing a HB I will feel a little bit better but my real milestone is my 8w u/s. That is the one I have never gotten past. I have never had a 6w one so this is a first. I guess I will take one step at a time and feel a little better after each milestone. Of course I will not be able to feel completely at ease until I am holding a healthy TERM baby in my arms...and then a whole new set of worries will set in!
I never felt safe during my pg....not until he was here. I literally was nervous to allow my niece to be in L&D with me because all I could think was that I didn't want her there if something bad happened. I don't think all women feel that scared, but I did. That isn't to say I didn't enjoy any of it - I did - but I was definitely pretty on edge the whole time.
__________________ B - Crazy momma to my two boys
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. ~Gloria Steinem If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it. ~Sigmund Freud
My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. ~Graycie Harmon Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy. ~Author Unknown
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes. ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~Erich Fromm Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. - Harold Hulbert
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb
The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. ~Carrie Latet
In all honesty, with Gaby that fear never REALLY went away... I was anxious right the way through. Once I got past 12w & knew the risk of m/c had dropped, I started stressing about having a late miscarriage - and then stressing about having a stillbirth. Even the day of her birth I was freaking out that she was going to die
I HOPE that next pregnancy I feel a bit less anxious, knowing that I have already had 1 happy & healthy baby.. but yea, I have anxiety issues so don't know that will happen!
I don't know that I'll ever feel safe. My doctor says once he gets me to 6-8 weeks I'll be fine, so I'll breathe a big sigh of relief then, but the fear I don't think ever goes away......it just changes.