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Bad anxiety early pregnancy

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laurenmarie88 Tue 27-Dec-16 19:41:49

Hiya all sorry I keep posting but need advice or maybe someone who can relate.... I've recently found out I'm pregnant and I'm over the moon to be, I have a 3 year old also ! But my anxiety is a lot worse lately I'm worrying to much about how others perceive me and I'm stressing sad any advice would be appreciated thank you xx

MilleniumTalcum Tue 27-Dec-16 21:05:02

Congrats! I'm in exactly the same boat. I know I'm more anxious than is normal but just hoping it'll get better with time and progression. I find trying to do it day by day easier. Give yourself a pat on the back at the end of each day. Try to remember the nicer parts of your previous pregnancy and what you have to look forward to when any obtrusive scary thoughts bother you if you can. I should've stayed off Google too. Horror stories about miscarriages galore!

I hope something in that makes sense or helps smile You're certainly not alone in it anyway. It's not easy but it will pass.

Unicorn1981 Tue 27-Dec-16 21:06:59

I had horrendous anxiety when I was pregnant. I had good times during my pregnancy but there was a lot of worrying, crying, not sleeping and feeling awful about everything. I got help but it was a tough time. As soon as I had dd though I was absolutely fine.

MilleniumTalcum Tue 27-Dec-16 21:07:14

I've also had to minimise socialising for a bit so I can save my energy for 'fighting' the worst of the anxiety and just focusing on looking after myself. Maybe if you're worrying a lot about how it's looking outwardly then you could give yourself a social breather here and there?

MilleniumTalcum Tue 27-Dec-16 21:08:30

Like Unicorn said, it'll probably totally dissipate when you're out of those woods, so to speak. Be kind to yourself flowers

Unicorn1981 Tue 27-Dec-16 21:15:27

It is very hard. I don't like thinking about the things I worried about and what I put DP through but I totally wish I had been calmer and known how happy I'd be when she was born. She was a much longed for baby so I'm not sure how it even happened. But we're a very happy family and it's like it happened to another person.

laurenmarie88 Tue 27-Dec-16 21:47:42

Thanks girls reading through your comments has helped me, I worry immensely all the time but it always changes the subject sad it's nice to know I'm not alone I suppose xx im excited for the baby just pointless anxiety

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