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at 33 weeks is it normal to feel so anxious that you are going to 'lose' the baby?

(10 Posts)
SpiderBaby Thu 19-Jul-07 15:57:40

its begining to get overwhelming. I keep poking it to move

I am also convinced it isnt a real baby too....

just tell me its normal and I will go away. Its not even my first

RGPargy Thu 19-Jul-07 16:45:11

I think it's normal. I'm also convinced about that too, although I'm 21+2 and this isn't my first either!

I think its a natural fear that most pg women go through at some stage (if not most stages) of their pg.

Dont worry, you are normal!

miniegg Thu 19-Jul-07 17:03:56

i'm sure it's normal. i'm overdue now and started worrying about stillbirth. i think we'll be worrying for the next 18 years or so...

SpiderBaby Thu 19-Jul-07 17:07:04

its a bloody awful feeling isnt it?

PanicPants Thu 19-Jul-07 17:16:12

I was like this all the way through. AND then when ds was born I was convinced he'd suffer a cot death

But it did get better as time went on.

fanella Thu 19-Jul-07 17:21:16

Me too - tis perfectly normal imo.

skinnycat Thu 19-Jul-07 17:38:36

I'm 27 weeks, and also feel the urge to keep poking at the poor thing to make it move! This is doubly irrational as my baby is v.lively generally, so no reason for me to think anything is wrong...

Despite this, before each MW appointment, I've managed to convince myself that she won't be able to find a heartbeat. My DP thinks I'm insane.

hattiejacques Thu 19-Jul-07 17:49:44

Be reassured it's very normal. I had all kinds of bizarre thoughts when I was pg with mine and I was incredibly anxious about them being ok. It used to go from one ailment to another but it all settled down after they arrived. I even remember having a really vivid dream that I had given birth to a puppy!

helenelisabeth Thu 19-Jul-07 20:15:34

Spiderbaby - it is very normal to start panicking about movements etc. I got desperate towards the end of my pregnancy with DD1 that I rang the Antenatal Ward and asked them if they would induce me at 38 weeks because my nerves couldn't take the worrying anymore (DD1 was IVF baby, up until having her we had been trying for 7 years and both myself and DH were infertile - hence the panic over baby!). The midwife just laughed!

All will be fine!

helenelisabeth Thu 19-Jul-07 20:16:44

By the way, I am 33 weeks tomorrow, what is your due date?

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