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Anyone else getting freak out moments?

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Ladypug Sun 14-Jun-15 22:52:16

Anyone else getting random freak out moments about being pregnant and on a runaway roller coaster that we can't stop or is it just me? And is it because I'm sleep deprived? The fear goes away again, right?

coneywonder Sun 14-Jun-15 22:56:44

I'm 37 weeks and freaking out. Mega.

My brain won't stop making me think stupid things. I've found it comes and goes throughout pregnancy. Just keep telling yourself it's the best thing you'll ever do. That's what I'm doing...haha

Ladypug Sun 14-Jun-15 23:01:34

Thanks Coney! I'm just like 'what if etc' what if something happens or something goes wrong? Why haven't I felt movement? What if I can't handle birth? What if I can't do another 20 weeks of pregnancy? What if I miscarry? On top of this not sleeping, nightmares and heartburn. I'm so terrified and yet have so far to go, think I'm going off the rails with anxiety!

PannaDoll Sun 14-Jun-15 23:06:51

It's all totally normal. Just wait until the insane hormonal anxiety dreams/nightmares kick in. You won't believe your own mind can have concoted that level of insanity. Hang in there x

Purpleboa Sun 14-Jun-15 23:33:36

Coney is right - the fear and freak outs come and go and are probably the most commonly experienced symptom of pregnancy! I'm almost 40 weeks and my latest freak out is the possibility of stillbirth occurring - it happened to someone I know and I'm driving myself a little insane fretting about 'what if...' Then there's fear of the actual labour itself, oh, and of course what happens next and how our lives will never be the same again!

I find it just helps to take each day at a time and go with the flow. Try some relaxation techniques too - deep breathing, exercise, whatever works for you.

This is a crazy roller coaster ride but it's also a truly amazing one and I'd definitely pay to go round again ;)

coneywonder Mon 15-Jun-15 08:36:11

I'm so glad we have all said similar things. We can allllll do this. If you have 20 weeks left op may I suggest reading ina may gaskin's childbirth book it's full of lovely birth stories and has helped me. It's a mega hippy book a about a farm in tenesee but it's lovely x

Littlepig8834 Mon 15-Jun-15 09:56:54

I am also getting freak out moments! 36+2 and I am fretting about everything, also think it being my last week at work and the SPD/SI joint pain which is making it difficult to walk isn't helping either. I am tempted to borrow a walking stick, which is something I never thought I would say at the age of 32!

I convince myself that I can't feel movements and then get all panicky and start prodding my stomach only to then feel guilty that I have disturbed the baby when he/she starts moving.

I am not normally an anxious person, but the last week or so I have been all over the place!

kbro79 Mon 15-Jun-15 11:10:31

Me too! In fact my iPhone search history reads like a diary of my pregnancy hypochondria and fears.

Purpleboa so sad about your friend. Am 34 weeks along and currently also obsessing about still birth for no logical reason. And driving myself bit mad too. Bloody hormones.

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