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Newly pregnant and panicking

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allthecheese Sat 06-May-17 21:36:10


I just found out I am pregnant. My DH and I are in our 30's, and have been gently trying for a baby, but I never expected it to happen this quickly and I am panicking. I am terrified of the birth, of having a difficult pregnancy, about what this will do to our lives. I'm just terrified in general.

Is this normal? At the moment I can't be happy because I am so so scared.

flapjackfairy Sat 06-May-17 21:38:45

Yes totally normal.
Congratulations v exciting !

haveacupoftea Sat 06-May-17 21:41:02

Yeah!! It's really scary of course you'll feel like that! Have you told DH yet? My heart was thumping when I told mine shock

AssassinatedBeauty Sat 06-May-17 21:46:27

Yes I think it's pretty normal. The reality is different to the planning and hoping. I think it helps that pregnancy is 9 months long as it gives you plenty of time to try and get your head round it.

Bambambini Sat 06-May-17 21:48:49

I think ok are probably a bit thick or immature if they don't get a bit nervous, anxious etc. That's why you have 8 months or so to get used to it.


TheLionQueen1 Sat 06-May-17 21:48:54

Come join us on First Time Pregnancy (2)! Think we've all had more than one moment of panic 😂

Congratulations by the way!!

LittleWingSoul Sat 06-May-17 23:04:17

Just found out I am preg with DC3 last night and I am having a similar reaction... (We were also trying but not actually trying ifyswim and was really shocked when both tests turned positive!) So reaction is not just because you are a 1st time mum!


Oopsypoopsy Sat 06-May-17 23:30:58

Yes it's a little scary even though you decided to not prevent pregnancy. When it happens that first time you feel like oh my god we've actually done it and there's no going back! But it's obviously what you both wanted and you'll get more comfortable with it and hopefully enjoy your pregnancy. There's nothing much better than being a parent, it's not always easy but the positives outweigh the negatives a million %. Congratulations! x

NoOneLikesACrispyTowel Sun 07-May-17 07:32:13

OP I'm pregnant with our third child and I have every fear that you mentioned.

It's totally normal.

PalomaViolets Sun 07-May-17 19:09:49

I'm 21 weeks pregnant with my first and am bloody petrified! You're not alone flowers

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