Ive recently had mine and my babys life threatened. The police have been contacted but the person has mental health issues and I am worried about him being released. He lives in the area where I work so there will be no avoiding him. Right now im off work with stress but im terrified of going back. I had my first scan a few days ago and everything was fine but im scared if I get too upset or stressed I will harm the baby. Can stress really do this?
What a horribly frightening thing to happen to you though
Remind yourself that women have had babies all over the world under the worst of circumstances and that the odds are very heavily in your favour. Don't stress yourself more by worrying if you can help it.
I was worried about this, had lots of stress with second pregnancy including baby thought to be small. I gave birth to the happiest little boy (who was not small) so I can only assume he was not at all affected. He's nearly 3 and still has the very sunny disposition he was born with.
I don't believe it does. When I was pregnant with DD2 I was stressed from the very beginning. At 7mths Dd1 died suddenly. I couldn't eat,sleep spent most of the time in tears and lost alot of weight. Dd2 was closely monitored and was born on her due date healthy.
There is a documentary on this study but I can't remember where I watched it. Anyway, your situation sounds awful and it's no surprise you're so stressed. Just do the best you can to take care of yourself, as said above loads of women are pregnant in stressful situations, you are hardly alone.
I have gone to see my midwife with anxiety and panic attacks - I am 20 weeks and it's all work related... have gone through it with her, she gave me advice and pointed me in the right direction.. and she says in her 30 years of service hasn't had a single case of stress related miscarriages.. she assured me it doesn't affect and babies are resilient and will be fine. But hey everyone is different and the only thing I'd say to you is to look after yourself Congrats on the baby x
Am so sorry coco. Hope you are okay OP. When I was pregnant with my first I went through a huge amount of stress. Having just taken out a huge mortgage, my husband unexpectedly lost his job. My brother died. My friend who was expecting her baby same time as me lost her baby one week before her due date. I had so many other complications with my pregnancy. My son was born just fine. Guess what am trying to say is, everything will be okay and I know you can't help it but don't worry