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Anxiety, GD, and worry(5 Posts)
Hi all... really struggling mentally the past few days my mind is in complete overdrive. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes recently and struggling. I am crippled with a worrying anxiety that something will be "wrong" with the baby - not that i like that word. Iv seen cases where Downs was not detected and it scares me. I didnt have any screening as i didnt learn about it being missed in scans until later on. I did ask them about the NT in the dating/12 week scan and was told it was fine. Iv since had 3 scans (4 in total) and all seems well but my mind is going off the charts and i dont know how it help myself, apart from crying my eyes out! Am i alone? X
I am the same. It is a horrible feeling, I feel like I am not in control of my brain. I have been obsessing about a million things, doing research online, and feeling sick with anxiety. Some nights I stay up reading research papers and trying to work out the statistics of something going wrong. When I get over one worry, another takes over.
I have started listening to meditation and hypnosis videos on youtube. I am willing to try anything at this point! I think it is starting to help.
Someone also said to me to remember that as real as the fear is, it is just the anxiety (and hormones!) talking, your thoughts are not the truth. Just having that voice in my head telling me it's not real helps.
@RainbowOverHouse thank you! Yeah its so hard the mind is a powerful place. Some days i cannot even catch a breath i stress myself out sooo much!! Good luck to you also x
I am in the same situation - I feel you, guys. I am actually waiting for harmony (nipt) but it's taking longer than I thought for results and I am going out my mind. I can't focus on work, I am snapping at my husband and my mum and all they want to do is comfort me, and of course my husband feels it too. I can't help it, I have my 12 week scan on Monday and I am petrified that they will look and see something, and I haven't yet heard back from my harmony. ❤️
It is normal to feel anxious about your babies wellbeing, but I would say to seek professional help on how to cope with your anxiety if it's tips over the edge.
There are so so so many things that will happen once baby is born that will make you anxious, and you don't want that anxiety projected onto baby.
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