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Anxiety

Hi im 20 weeks pregnant and anxious alot. From what i can remember its only started since being pregnant...i constantly worry that my patner may die or something will happen to our baby i cant wait for scans and midwife appts so i can hear the heart beat and no everything is ok...im on edge all the time..i cant handle watching the news or anything...is this normal or should i go to the doctor?
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2117757 tn?1335968878
I had anxiety prier to becoming pregnant and it go a whole lot worse during pregnancy. I have some ladies I know who never had it prier to & get it during pregnancy. I talked to my doc about it but unfortunately the only safe medication they wanted to put me on, I am allergic to. I have to deal with it in different ways : breathing exercises, visualization techniques, calming music, warm bathes, but mostly just keeping busy so I don't have time to think about stuff.
3054705 tn?1348419079
[^^] I'm exactly the same. I've always had it and since I've become pregnant its so much worse my doctor said all I can take is benadryl. Which just puts me to sleep lol baths work well too
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I have suffered with Anxiety on and off my whole life and it is bad right now with this pregnancy. I too am always worried my baby is going to die after birth or my little girl at home. There is really nothing you can take. Don't have any caffeine and limit your sugar. I have found those two things make my anxiety worse. Also, keeping busy is the best thing! Take walks if you can and eat a healthy diet. It should get better when the baby comes, but if not see the Dr. after you give birth because you don't want it to get worse and turn into post partom depression. It is just all those hormones:)
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Mine isn't that bad but I also feel the same way. I find myself being afraid of something happening to my fiancee, which might be fear of being alone with twins. I also look forward to every scan because I fear I'll miscarry. I guess its normal.
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I really need to stop googling things too because that just scares me more lol
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