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Stress during pregnancy(7 Posts)
Hi ladies. I need some reassurance.
I'm 20 weeks pregnant.
I'm really struggling to manage my stress level. Several factors are contributing to it. I'm tearful every day and feel stressed a lot of the time.
I've sought support from family and going to make changes to my life but I am panicking that I have already caused feral damage.
I know this post is quite vague but does anyone have knowledge or experience of stress in pregnancy?
I haven't told my midwife yet.
You sound under a lot of pressure, please take care of yourself! It will be ok
I got fired recently and found a new job, and now it looks like we're going to have to move house (!) But my midwife reassured me that it won't affect the baby. She pointed out that women in wars, etc still have healthy babies despite the stress of it all. Even if you don't have a super healthy diet the baby will take what it needs from you so that was really reassuring. The stuff about resting up and eating well is to look after your own health not because stress will hurt the bb xx
I know what you mean and the worry. I’m currently going through a divorce, trying to fight to stay in the family home and look after two hormonal teenagers whilst trying to keep pregnancy quiet until 12week scan . Stressed and emotional, but trying to think positive which is hard. Think about that lovely bundle of joy you are growing. I’m a great believer in what’s meant to be.....doesn’t help when stressed and over thinking though! 😫
So sorry you are going through a tough time, really hope the changes you make start to help you. I know what it feels like to feel so stressed and anxious during pregnancy but I will never forget one midwife saying that every day pregnant women escape war zones and the babies are ok which has always really helped put my mind at ease in terms of actual damage to the baby. Sending you a big hug xxx
Hi OP, I am feeling the same. I have some work and family issues going on which are causing me so much stress, I'm not really sleeping and feel tearful a lot of the time. I've been quite worried about the effect on my baby (I'm 27 weeks) and haven't spoken to the midwife or anyone about it yet. It's reassuring to read the other posts here and I'm sorry that you're going through a tough time too.
I’m really glad I’m not the only one , the replies on here to your post have been really helpful and reassuring - I would say keep talking to people there’s nothing less like feeing alone , maybe3ornot I get you, except my partner is the one who is going through the financial divorce settlement and I’ve got to keep the pregnancy quiet until I’m 12 week ( another five week to go) which so happens to be the week of the first hearing ! Talk about cutting it close , but that’s a whole other story, you sound very genuine and I really feel for you on the other hand my partners ex wife has dragged him through the mood for four years saying she can’t afford a mortgage whilst posting pictures of her self online showing her spending thousounds or pounds and wanting my partner to stay on the mortgage as well as run his own property and pay csm ( she ain’t gonna be happy when she finds out I’m pregnant and the needs of our child will be coming first) but anyway to jade , like the other ladies said I’d talk to your midwife and be honest and she will reassure you , it will be okay xxxx
Wow ladies your replies have been so so helpful!! Thank you for taking the time to reply. I'm sorry to hear of other struggling. I know that the hormones rushing through our body makes life harder anyway. Thanks again. Let's all put ourselves first x
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