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A bit of pregnancy Anxiety

Apr 27, 2012 - 10 comments

So I was laying in bed at midnight last night not being able to sleep. I was having the worst anxiety about baby, the new house, everything. I got up and started just looking up stuff on the internet. I tried to go back to bed about 2 but couldn't i kept thinking about the baby. i have been getting sharp pains in my lower right side that last about 1-2 secs. It oly happens maybe 3 times a day for the last couple of days. I decided to go check my mail and found my dopplar came in. i checked for 30 mins and pretty sure i only found mine. went back and thought I heard a faster beat, but this morning only found mine again, so I'm really hating my extra weight right now. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to make it until may 9th without hearing Baby's hb. I will be 12 weeks 5 days then. So on top of the only 4 hrs of sleep i got. that were very stressful too. i had a nightmare. I was using my dopplar to find baby's hb and was pressing kind of hard. Found it at 150 then all of a sudden it jumped to 900. What? went in for an emergency U/S to find baby was having a seizure. Then the hb stopped all together. what seemed like forever, but only was a couple of mins, the hb started back up again at a normal hb.  It was so scary and felt so real.man do I need to relax today. Anyone else go through this anxiety. This really was the worst for me so far. I normally have no problem sleeping through the night. Do you think it was the coffee I had a 4 yesterday. it was the first caffein I have had in a couple of months. only about 130 mg.

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by cabayer11, Apr 26, 2012
This is pretty much a repeat of the one before. didn't realize the other one went through.

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by heather727, Apr 26, 2012
It's just mommyitis... see my post on your other journal.  You are totally NORMAL!!  Don't worry! :)

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by retta483, Apr 26, 2012
Try not to stress hun . Its normal for you to get anxiety . I dont think it was the coffee that was hardley anything unless you normally dont drink caffine ?

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by TTC2006, Apr 26, 2012
You probably won't be able to get a good read on your own doppler until after 13 weeks.  My Dr. office wouldn't even try with theirs before 12 weeks when I was pg. with my DD.  And the anxiety and nightmares are normal.

Hang in there mama, you'll be okay.  :)

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by TTC2006, Apr 26, 2012
p.s.  The sharp pains are called round ligament pains.  They are caused by your uterus stretching.  

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by MeYeah, Apr 26, 2012
please do not think because you can't find it on your home doppler the hb isn't there. Until after around 12/13 weeks the baby is so small and hidden behind the pelvis that you shouldn't be looking for it because it can and will cause high anxiety. Like ttc2006 said even drs won't attempt until after 12/13 weeks because if they don't find it mom and even them start stressing out and its normal to NOT find it before 13 weeks.

from my experience the doppler you have is good and you'll be able to start hearing it in no time but maybe put it up for a week or two so the anxiety will subside for a while. to be nervous before the 13 week appt is normal but i have faith things will be good. so far things look fantastic so there is only a small chance something will happen now.

My doctor , when i was going through a threatened miscarriage, told me, Whatever is going to happen will happen and there isn't anything we can really do so stressing yourself out only makes it worse because it can make your body dysfunction. So please just relax right now. Now i am 28 weeks and she was right... I couldn't prevent or help anything but keeping myself healthy was first and foremost important to keeping baby healthy.

Good Luck.


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by cabayer11, Apr 26, 2012
Thank you so much ladies for all your words. i think I will put the dopplar away for at least a few days, and not worry if i can't hear it then either. i'm sure everything is still going great. I have no reason to think otherwise.

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by MeYeah, Apr 26, 2012
No problem. I can't wait until baby is big enough that you have no doubts what you are hearing! Also, Let me just say you are going to be a fantastic mom because those who worry about every detail will to the same in the childs life! I am so excited to see your ultrasound pics in a couple of weeks! <3

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by dscoqn, Apr 26, 2012
I found my baby's heartbeat on my home doppler at around 12 weeks but I didn't find it on my own.  I took it with me to my midwife appointment and she found it.  She had to tilt the machine forwards quite a bit to find it but now I know where it is and how to hold it at that angle I can pretty much find it everytime.  Sometimes it takes longer than others though.  I think if I was still trying to find it on my own without her help then I would still be looking for it.  Keep trying on your own and try holding it at different angles but if you can't find it don't panic.  Good luck :)

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by Gardezi, Apr 26, 2012
oh boy..talk about anxiety...im sure its pretty normal..everytime i go to restroom im afraid of finding blood on bath tissue, or whenever i have cramping i stress out about the location of the cramps and whats causing it and what could happen etc etc....im pretty sure your baby is doing well...i still need to find out the location of mine (first was in the tube)...my scan is due next thursday so i know theres nothing i can do to stop anything from happening if its gonna happen...i can just pray and keep myself as relaxed as possible....
Dont worry....YOU AND UR BABY ARE FINE>>>>:)

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