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June 14th, 2010, 04:20 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: DC Area
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DH and I have been TTC for 3 months... but we haven't actually bd'd during the day I'm fairly certain I'm o-ing because I keep on having mild panic attacks. (I was diagnosed w/ GAD about 3 years ago).

Right before I O I start over thinking everything. My heart starts pounding. I start obsessing over money, my ability to raise a child, and my ability to get pregnant at all. I convince myself that I can't get pregnant, and that if I do something is going to go horribly wrong.

I hate feeling like this, and I fear that I'm going to sabotage our chances of getting pregnant.

Any suggestions?

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June 14th, 2010, 03:38 PM
Gaby&Emmy'sMama's Avatar aka NZ-Emma
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, NZ
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oh wow, that must be really hard.. I'm sorry I don't have any advice for you..... let me think for a bit!

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June 18th, 2010, 04:10 AM
Soleil's Avatar Happy & Blessed
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Location: Sunny South Florida
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My dear friend,

I can totally relate. Everytime DH and I would make love I'd be more focused on my worry about conceiving than the "act" itself.

I suppose just trying to remain calm... I know it's so so so easier said than done.

Have you spoken to a therapist about this? Maybe s/he'd have some good suggestions!
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June 18th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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I haven't spoken to a therapist about this... I had a great cognitive behavior therapist... who moved. I never clicked with anyone at the practice, and had gotten much better, so I stopped going about 2 years ago.

I guess I'm just going to try to focus on the strategies I got from the year I was in therapy.


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