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Worried all the time

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Beth6487 Fri 20-Jan-17 16:42:59

Hi sorry to dampen moods and scare some people but I'm 18 weeks pregnant tomorrow and throughout all the pregnancy I've been convinced of stillbirth/late miscarriage and I don't know why. I think it could be that I've heard too many horror stories or could just be pure anxiety has anyone ever had this?

zambean Fri 20-Jan-17 16:44:47

Everyone has this wink

drinkyourmilk Fri 20-Jan-17 16:47:24

Completely normal! I'm a wreck and made it to 30 weeks already

PatsFan Fri 20-Jan-17 16:49:16

I'm 26 weeks and I feel the same. I got worse once the baby started moving because now unless I've felt her in the last hour I panic. I can't even enjoy talking about her because I just think about the worst happening all the time. I haven't enjoyed a day of my pregnancy which I find so sad. I just want her here.

zambean Fri 20-Jan-17 16:52:29

Yes, once you can feel them moving you do start to feel a bit better and a bit less anxious. But not much, because then you start panicking that you haven't felt them move in a while.

This is just the start. This is what motherhood is - worry about their welfare! I was going to say this is it for the next 18 years, but I'm sure it doesn't stop when they are adults.

haveacupoftea Fri 20-Jan-17 16:53:04

Yep, same. 21 weeks and no amount of scans or appointments can reassure me! Always waiting for the worst to happen.

Beth6487 Fri 20-Jan-17 16:56:07

Thanks everyone this has made me feel so much better knowing it's just a normal thing that goes on in the mind! Everyone else seems to be enjoying their pregnancies and I just can't I'm obsessed with the possibility of pre term labour and not being able to save him or late miscarriage I'm sad for you all going through this because it's awful and horrid but I'm happy I'm not the only one and it doesn't mean something's wrong with me or baby ❤️

zambean Fri 20-Jan-17 16:58:48

I felt a lot better once I passed the point where he has good odds of survival if he came early. I'm 30 weeks today, and I think, if he comes now, he will almost certainly survive, even if he's poorly. That has made me feel a lot better. But yeah, for the first six months I was basically expecting to miscarry, every day.

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