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Were You Relaxed or Worried While Pregnant?

In this day and age, information is always at our fingertips. For mamas-to-be, this can be a blessing or a curse. Reading all kinds of studies and reports keeps expectant women informed, but also can cause unnecessary worry. Were you laid back or stressed while with child?

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hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I've been really nervous. I think I'll be better once the first trimester is over. I'm trying to take time to relax and doing lots of yoga which seems to be helping a bit.
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
I am calm and relaxed, everyone keeps asking me if I'm getting nervous yet and then don't believe me when I say no. Maybe I should just start saying yes to stop the reactions!
mhg mhg 8 years
i'm on my 3rd pregnancy and i'm still a nervous wreck. this is mostly due to my 1st pregnancy, where serious complications were revealed at my 20-week ultrasound. i'm stressing now as i think about it. i can't relax at all until after the 20-week anomoly scan. even then, i still worry. i wish i was ignorant and naive to the potential problems, but i'm not. i think that all the technological advances and countless studies about this being safe and that not being safe stresses women out to an unsafe level. ironic, no? i suspect that some of this is to blame for the dramatic rise in premature deliveries and other devlopmental issues in young children. i'm all for informing yourself, but i think too often there is information overload from moms-to-be that is detrimental to both mother and baby. not sure what can be done about this...
luckyme luckyme 8 years
"...until I had HER." *Sigh* I wish we could edit.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
I'm am fairly panic-stricken until I go to the doctor and hear the heartbeat and then I panic again until I can feel them move. I'm definitely a worrier anyway, so pregnancy brought it out in me even more. I also tend to freak myself out by reading too much. I was part of an online group that I had to stop going to until I had because of all of the deaths mentioned (both miscarriages and later, still births or other complications). I wish I could have had a window into my uterus, or something. That probably would make me feel better ;).
vmruby vmruby 8 years
I was completely relaxed because I felt very secure and confident in my doctor and the care she was giving me.I also knew that if I started worrying about every little thing I would not get the chance to enjoy my pregnancy which I had every intention of doing from the moment I found out I was pregnant.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
I was a lot like meandtheo. I was freaked out and anxious pretty much the whole time. I got scared to go to the doctor for fear the heartbeat wouldn't be there and the ultrasounds were hugely worrisome for fear they'd find something very abnormal. It didn't help that my son didn't respond to the "normal" things to get him to move, so when hours would go by without movement and nothing worked, I nearly blew up. He was a dickens! I held off as long as possible telling everyone and even then tried not to get too attached. It sounds horrible, but that's how it was. I think I relaxed a tad after about 28 weeks or so when I knew he would probably be ok, but it was a very nerve-wracking time for me even though it was relatively complication-free. I just hope I can learn to relax more during another pregnancy. I'd really like to enjoy it!
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I am the biggest worrier I know. I am really trying to make myself more of a calm person. I know that I am going to be very worried during any pregnancy(ies) I may have.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
I was a bit of both during both of my pregnancies. I was more worried, though, during my second because of my bed rest.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
I worried all day everyday with my kids.I was always worried something was wrong.With my last child I tried not to worry that much and he has alot of health problems.I don't think worrying makes a difference.Whatever is going to happen will happen.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
i worried everyday that there was something wrong with the baby...but the only person that knew that was my hubby. everyone was always commenting on how calm and cool i was (even with bed rest for early contractions) but inside i was a mess. i was always reaching for the juice if i didn't feel the baby move for a couple of hours, or laying in bed sleepless thinking of all the things that could go wrong. But when she arrived i really was calm and cool...the sight of her was so soothing.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Ignorance is bliss. That's how it was with my first. I was a happy carefree pregnant lady. Now with all the crap happening, I'm worrying and worrying too much. We have too much to buy right now, and well right now we're not perfect (credit score) so we are having a hard time. I am trying to be positive, but when people drag you down I'm not feeling anything happy about this pregnancy.
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