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3rd trimester

(6 Posts)
flowerpower10 Fri 03-Jun-16 21:16:01

I keep feeling less attached engaged with baby the closer I get to birth now only 6 wk left
It worries me because she is our miracle baby and I was so happy and excited up until 6 months

Help please

Sophia1984 Fri 03-Jun-16 21:26:16

Don't worry flowerpower I think this is the stage when it really hits that we're going to have actual babies, and that is really scary! I think sort of disengaging is a natural response, especially when you've had previous loss or difficulty getting to this stage. It's like a defence mechanism if that makes sense? I'm 31 weeks and am still feeling attached, but am definitely feeling a lot more anxious and teary in the last couple of weeks. It's tough!

Eastend2015 Sat 04-Jun-16 01:18:48

38 weeks and feeling disconnected too- the last few days I almost feel like unwrapping all the baby things will somehow jinx everything?! Left work today with a huge bunch of flowers and a box of baby stuff feeling like the world's biggest imposterhmm

seven201 Sat 04-Jun-16 03:43:21

I'm 37 and a bit weeks and don't feel like i'm going to have a baby in a couple of weeks (I'm being induced or having a caesarean at 39 weeks). Try not to worry. I feel guilty for hating being pregnant so much - just the pain, tired side of things not the actual becoming a mum bit. I moan a lot, although mainly just to myself! I'm sort of excited but also in denial. I looked at my bump in a full length mirror for the first time in ages yesterday and was completely shocked and did have a moment of thinking 'gosh it's it's happening'. If you're a bath person you could try having a bath and just bonding with your bump a bit? I think I'm possibly not letting myself get excited as there's always a slim chance things could go wrong but that's very rare.

flowerpower10 Sun 05-Jun-16 14:21:41

Thank you ladies it's nice to know that I am not the only one feeling like this

Harveyrabbit76 Mon 06-Jun-16 12:57:11

I am feeling the same at 29 weeks but I think its because I have had such difficulty getting pregnant only to have a miscarriage at 20 weeks last year. I think Sophia is right in the fact that it is a defence mechanism maybe? I feel worried every day and I think I am trying not to get too attached. God its an emotional rollercoaster!!

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