help please, i am panicking

(6 Posts)
amuran Sun 09-Mar-14 09:41:46

this is so embarrassing and i feel so stupid but i need to get this out since i am crying all day and cant even sleep properly anymore.

i was diagnosed with genital warts a while ago while i was pregnant but they seemed to have disappeared. The other day I had a spot on my vagina and because I didn't think anything of it I tried to squeeze it. It didnt pop though. Shortly after I went to change my babies diaper. touching her everywhere down there. later i have realised that it is a wart now i am scared to death that i may have given it to my little daughter this way. Please help! i dont know what to do.

JeanSeberg Sun 09-Mar-14 10:47:53

Don't panic, we all do things then with hindsight realise we would have done them differently.

Do you have a health visitor or you could go to your local walk-in centre?

amuran Sun 09-Mar-14 11:33:11

@jeanseberg yes i am going weighing tomorrow. do you think its a good idea to mention it. i am scared they think im a child abuser or something.

BotBotticelli Sun 09-Mar-14 14:17:04

I don't think a HV or Dr would think this was child abuse - if you calmly explain that you are worried you have have changed your baby's nappy, and therefore touched her vulva, after touching your vagina where there's a wart, they will be able to advise whether there has been a risk of it spreading.

It's a simple medical question to them, I think?

They may want to have a talk to you about the importance of hand washing and hygiene, but I don't think there would be any concern about abuse.

riskit4abiskit Sun 09-Mar-14 23:08:19

Don't worry the docs will have heard your concerns from loads of people before. The fact that you are even worried is proof that you are a good mum smile

amuran Mon 10-Mar-14 14:22:33

Thanks for your replies guys. I'm just so worried and down about this all the time. I love my daughter more than anything in the world and could never forgive myself if I passed something on so carelessly. I just keep thinking what a bad mother I am...

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