+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 27 of 27
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    Agree with everyone, you're taking things far too seriously & reading too much into things. Baby will be fine!!

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    1,235
    Thanks
    1,050
    Thanked
    795
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I don't think you need to worry about anything you've done. Nothing there sounds concerning.

    Have you spoken to your GP about your anxiety? Perinatal anxiety is something that really should be addressed, because you've still got a way to go, and you don't want it to escalate. If you contact PANDA, they might be able to help you with counselling over the phone and recommendations on what to discuss with the doctor.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,168
    Thanks
    520
    Thanked
    713
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Old post, baby would be here by now.

    How is it all going?

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,869
    Thanks
    4,775
    Thanked
    4,210
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Are these big mistakes?!

    if it's any consolation I have panicked flashes of anxiety to things I might be "doing wrong"

    things like:

    using hairspray and breathing in the fumes

    eating too much sugar (chocolates, lollies & juice)

    not drinking enough water

    accidentally laying on my back or right side

    painting my nails/using nail polish remover

    eating food in restaurants makes me edgy just in case there's something in there I can't eat (mayo made with raw egg etc)

    etc etc

    it's so ridiculous when you consider other people do things like drink, smoke etc (not that comparing yourself to the worst is anything to go by lol) and we're worried about using a bit of hairspray!

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    3
    Reviews
    0
    My anxiety/depression issues are resurfacing too. After a year of trying to conceive with ivf I became pregnant. I tried to play it casual in the first weeks as I had a severe bout of food poisoning so figured it hadn't worked. Then when I found it had I tried not to care about the pregnancy so that if I miscarried I wouldn't be too upset. Then at 9weeks around Christmas time when my obgyn was away I came down with the flu/chesty cough and remember being hot so put cook cloth on my head and went to bed. Then the next day I got up to cook Christmas lunch in our hot kitchen (I live in Singapore so it's ridiculously hot) still with a hot head. It never occurred to me to check my temp as I was so busy looking after everyone and everything else. My obgyn then kind of scolded me for it when I could finally see him. I have been spiralling ever since and convinced myself that I've brain damaged my baby. I feel so bad that after everything I don't want to be pregnant anymore.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,869
    Thanks
    4,775
    Thanked
    4,210
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Otter View Post
    My anxiety/depression issues are resurfacing too. After a year of trying to conceive with ivf I became pregnant. I tried to play it casual in the first weeks as I had a severe bout of food poisoning so figured it hadn't worked. Then when I found it had I tried not to care about the pregnancy so that if I miscarried I wouldn't be too upset. Then at 9weeks around Christmas time when my obgyn was away I came down with the flu/chesty cough and remember being hot so put cook cloth on my head and went to bed. Then the next day I got up to cook Christmas lunch in our hot kitchen (I live in Singapore so it's ridiculously hot) still with a hot head. It never occurred to me to check my temp as I was so busy looking after everyone and everything else. My obgyn then kind of scolded me for it when I could finally see him. I have been spiralling ever since and convinced myself that I've brain damaged my baby. I feel so bad that after everything I don't want to be pregnant anymore.
    please don't worry yourself so badly. I'm sure your baby is fine.

    I know it's much much easier said than done, but try to enjoy your pregnancy.

    if your anxiety is becoming an issue, is there a therapist/counsellor you're able to see to talk it over with?

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    1,687
    Thanks
    3,504
    Thanked
    975
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    @Otter, it is really easy to worry about everything (from conception pregnancy and even as a parent!) It never stops. I would suggest seeing your gp for some strategies to help with anxiety - and if your temp was 38+ you would probably have felt like you were going to die and not been able to function - even with panadol! It is unlikely it was high enough for an extended period to damage bub. Try to relax and enjoy this time pregnant x


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Tambo Teddies
Visit our online store and select your individually handmade natural sheepskin teddy bear. Our soft and loveable bears come in a range of styles and colours. Created in Outback Queensland each bear is unique individual. 100% Australian made!
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
Tribalance
TriBalance is a physio, yoga & pilates studio in Brisbane's inner north, offering specialised women's health physiotherapy services. Weekly pregnancy yoga classes are scheduled at the studio on Thursdays 1- 2pm and Saturdays 1-2:15pm.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!