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fear of miscarriage

Postby Nicky94 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:46 pm

Hi. I don't know if anyone here can help, but I thought it would be good for me just to let out my fear and talk about it some. I'm about 11 weeks pregnant and everything was fine so far, but last night I had a dream that I was having a miscarriage, and it felt so horrible and I was crying so much about it.
When I woke up, I had to check that it wasn't true, and now I'm scared any second and at any little uncomfortable feeling that I will miscarry.

I know that this is irrational, because if it happens, I can't do anything to prevent it anyway. I just know that losing this baby would make me fall apart so bad, and I'm immensely scared of that.

I compared my fear to the fear a mother could have everyday of something happening to their child - a car accident, getting kidnapped, suicide, getting beat up, whatever. I realize that as a parent, it's quite logical to be afraid of that, as losing a child is one of the most painful experiences out there, but most parents seem to be able to control that fear, because after all, it's like being afraid of dying, yourself, in whatever accident.

So I'm completely overreacting, I just can't seem to calm myself down enough to realize that this is not something i should be panicking over, because if it happens, worrying about it isn't going to change what happened anyway.

Any advice and encouragements are greatly appreciated. Maybe someone out there knows what I'm going through and can help.
Diagnosis pending (most likely MDD, PTSD, Social Anxiety)
Rx: Prozac (20 mg once a day), Lithium (450 mg twice a day)

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Re: fear of miscarriage

Postby starbright333 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:01 pm

(: Congradulations on your pregnancy Nicky94!!!Try not to worry..dreams are just that~dreams.The pregnancy will go smoothly Im sure.Make sure you keep your prenatal appointments.Take care of yourself.When tired..REST.Dont overpush yourself.Relax and enjoy your pregnancy..This is a beautiful time for you.And rremember..we all have all kinds of fears in life..that is normal,but if you feel yourself being overwhelmed by these thought,or that they are becoming intrusive and overtaking your life,talk to your doctor..XX (((hugs)))
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