Anxiety for scan

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horsey92 Thu 07-Jan-21 19:05:19

I have a private scan booked for tomorrow and Ive been a bit nervous about it since I booked it, but now it's tomorrow I suddenly feel so anxious about it. I'll be 8+3.

I've booked it mainly because I can be quite an anxious person and because it just doesn't feel real, so I thought it may ease my mind a little if I had it done now.

All I want to do this evening is cry! I'm just thinking about all the bad things that can happen, not helped by the fact I just feel so pants!! The bloating is just ridiculous at the moment 😭😭

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MonaFlo Thu 07-Jan-21 19:31:00

Hi @horsey92

I was the same before my early scan. I went when I was 8 weeks and 4 days as I felt so anxious and I knew only a scan will help me ease my mind.
I was a wreck before I went and tried my best to occupy my time so I don't think about it. My husband kept on saying to chill as stressing myself will not help the situation and he was right to be honest but difficult to do especially as I am a worrier.

It's difficult and I completely understand you. Avoid reading bad things that can happen and don't read doctor Google as it will only increase your anxiety.

Try to relax and pamper yourself a bit tonight. Have positive thoughts as most likely everything will be fine.

horsey92 Thu 07-Jan-21 19:36:08

Thanks, I don't understand my brain sometimes hahah!
I do have a bad habit of finding the negatives sometimes, OH bug bear 🤦🏻‍♀️

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MonaFlo Thu 07-Jan-21 20:31:52

I know what you mean. My husband says that sometimes it feels like I am waiting for something bad to happen 🤦 . Try to put the bad things aside and think everything will be fine and you will see your baby for the first time xx easier said than done but try to be positive. Hugs!

StopSquirtingBleachOnCaneToads Fri 08-Jan-21 04:26:11

I'm at the end of my second pregnancy, and I'm in Aus where they scan you more often than in the UK, so I've had my fair share by now. I'm always nervous just before the event. It makes you worry about the worst.

I would just try not to think about it. Distract yourself. There is no action you can take now that will affect the outcome of the scan, so try to just put it out of your mind and focus on other things. I know that's hard to do...

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