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A bit of reassurance really

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HKittyCat Fri 09-Jun-17 11:39:36

I'm filled with an all consuming worry that my baby will be born with something wrong, such as a genetic defect like Cystic fibrosis or SMA. There is no reason to believe that any of these run in mine or my partners family but i'm still so scared about us both being carriers of something to the point where it's affecting my performace at work. I told the midwife my worries and the extent of them and she wasn't exactly helpful, she just said that every woman worries about her baby and because all my tests and the scan have come back normal there is nothing to worry about. I was just wondering if anyone had any words of advice that could maybe put my mind at ease? :/

stepbystepdoula Fri 09-Jun-17 15:07:52

Your midwife is right, we all worry, it perhaps this is a little more than most.
You can be reassured by the test results, but I think you should discuss this again with your midwife or at next hospital appointment. Your concerns should be listened to and addressed, maybe some additional appointments for monitoring could be arranged. Good luck x

08Amber Fri 09-Jun-17 22:08:59

I'm sorry you're under so much worry and stress sad I too have had that awful feeling that something is wrong, I am 35 weeks pregnant and baby was measuring small at last midwife appointment. She was not overly helpful with settling my concerns either, I'd say definitely take any sort of screening you are offered and if all results come back normal then use this as a way to relax your mind.
Definitely discuss again with your midwife if you still have concerns. Good luck!

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