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Newly pregnant and panicking

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allthecheese · 06/05/2017 21:36


I just found out I am pregnant. My DH and I are in our 30's, and have been gently trying for a baby, but I never expected it to happen this quickly and I am panicking. I am terrified of the birth, of having a difficult pregnancy, about what this will do to our lives. I'm just terrified in general.

Is this normal? At the moment I can't be happy because I am so so scared.

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flapjackfairy · 06/05/2017 21:38

Yes totally normal.
Congratulations v exciting !

haveacupoftea · 06/05/2017 21:41

Yeah!! It's really scary of course you'll feel like that! Have you told DH yet? My heart was thumping when I told mine Shock

AssassinatedBeauty · 06/05/2017 21:46

Yes I think it's pretty normal. The reality is different to the planning and hoping. I think it helps that pregnancy is 9 months long as it gives you plenty of time to try and get your head round it.

Bambambini · 06/05/2017 21:48

I think ok are probably a bit thick or immature if they don't get a bit nervous, anxious etc. That's why you have 8 months or so to get used to it.


TheLionQueen1 · 06/05/2017 21:48

Come join us on First Time Pregnancy (2)! Think we've all had more than one moment of panic 😂

Congratulations by the way!!

LittleWingSoul · 06/05/2017 23:04

Just found out I am preg with DC3 last night and I am having a similar reaction... (We were also trying but not actually trying ifyswim and was really shocked when both tests turned positive!) So reaction is not just because you are a 1st time mum!


Oopsypoopsy · 06/05/2017 23:30

Yes it's a little scary even though you decided to not prevent pregnancy. When it happens that first time you feel like oh my god we've actually done it and there's no going back! But it's obviously what you both wanted and you'll get more comfortable with it and hopefully enjoy your pregnancy. There's nothing much better than being a parent, it's not always easy but the positives outweigh the negatives a million %. Congratulations! x

NoOneLikesACrispyTowel · 07/05/2017 07:32

OP I'm pregnant with our third child and I have every fear that you mentioned.

It's totally normal.

PalomaViolets · 07/05/2017 19:09

I'm 21 weeks pregnant with my first and am bloody petrified! You're not alone Flowers

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