This evening, I stupidly washed my hair with soap as I had no shampoo. Afterwards I fell asleep and when I woke up, my scalp felt all greasy as some of the soap hadn't washed out. I'm really worried now that some of the soap has absorbed into my skin and may affect my baby. I used the brand of soap 'simple' which is unperfumed, but still, it isn't meant for washing hair. I'm sorry if this sounds over the top but I've battled with infertility for several years and this is an IVF baby. I am 5 months pregnant. Can anyone help me/Offer advice? Thank you.
Thank you everyone, I feel very silly now for worrying about something so trivial. I know my anxiety is excessive and my thoughts are irrational, I'm having CBT therapy, but I have good days and bad days. Thank you again.
You are just like my sister. She has 5 rounds of IVf and was so scared and stressed that she would lose her baby, once she got pregnant. She had CBT too p,us a lot of private scans for reassurance. Not suggesting that though as not necessary.
Try and relax! I know it's hard.....good luck and try to enjoy your pregnancy.
Mention this to your therapist next time you see him/her. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Your anxiety is understandable, but your mind is playing tricks on you and attaching your anxiety onto minor issues. (Your hair might look a bit rubbish tomorrow though )
I know how you feel- I got pregnant naturally after years of failed fertility treatments. It's both the effort it took to get here and the knowledge that this is our 'one and only' chance to get pregnancy right. I have severe anxiety since pg too and am doing cbt, you are not alone xx