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    Default Getting a bit paranoid...

    does anyone read the pregnancy & birthing section and then feel slightly paranoid ? I sometimes do... I read the threads about missed miscarriages etc, and feel panicky. Can't help it...!!

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    haha no im the same hence why i have stayed away from those areas/ subjects.

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    lol, i just can't help myself... i read lots of different things. google is my own worst enemy... aargh..

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    Yes it is so hard not to, I like to be prepared and know the worst that can happen and then I do stress in case it does happen to me.

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    I do the exact same, I have pregnancy hypochondria! And now that I found out I have short cervix I read all the bad stories and seem to ignore alot of the positive stories! I seriously have to stay off google and think positive!

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    I am the same, although I so it with google and regardless of whether I am pregnant. During my pregnancy and in preparations for my VBAC I searched and searched for nothing but positive birth stories, and watched so many beautiful VBACs on You tube, I would sit there bawling my eyes out because they were so amazing and I just wanted mine to be that great (it was)... So avoid the scary stuff and make a concious decision to search for the positive stories and you will feel all warm and fuzzy after reading them

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    Dr Google is not your friend!

    In all seriousness, Theophania is right, it depends on your mind frame and what exactly you look up. There are a lot of positive pregnancy/birth related threads which have helped to empower women and give tips/advice on things they perhaps may not have considered before. There are also a lot of threads with scare mongering posts (sometimes intentional/sometimes not) and those are the sorts that I take with a grain of salt and just make me more determined to do my own proper research.

    All that said though, I find it can be very interesting and often uplifting to read others experiences, both good and bad and at times supportive in that I know I am not alone because someone else 'out there is going or had gone through the same or similar thing.


 

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