I'm 18wks pregnant with my first baby. I'm finding it really difficult to cope with my emotions... I look at other people who are pregnant and they seem so happy. I wish this was me, I want nothing more than to be a mum. I feel really sad and get stressed very easily does anyone else feel like this?
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24-06-2014 19:26 #1Junior Member
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Struggling with emotions
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29-06-2014 19:01 #2Junior Member
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I felt like that my entire pregnancy so your not alone. Try not to think to much about how others seem, they may be feeling the same way as you but just not strong enough to admit it. I put on a happy excited front for family and friends even though it was not how I was feeling on the inside. Be open and honest about how your feeling to people you trust to support you, be it your partner, close family and especially your doctor. Better to share your fears with others then let them sit inside. *hu
30-06-2014 01:37 #3
Pregnancy is a huge emotional and hormonal rollercoaster!
It can be a huge shock to your system, some of it is 'normal' (you might find yourself bawling at ads or tv shows when previously they didn't affect you in that way) or being snappy/grumpy/impatient when you are usually calm.
Becoming a mum is very exciting but it can be hugely daunting too. I spent a lot of my pregnancy with DD worrying that something would go wrong and whether I was prepared enough to be a parent, not enough to lose sleep but enough to not feel as chirpy and upbeat as other pregnant women I knew (except for one friend who had similar worries due to previous experiences as I did). I'm a very independent, organised and 'together' kind of person, so those feelings were very odd for me!
Once DD was in my arms all of those worries and concerns went out the window for me. This pregnancy has been a breeze in comparison, almost like I needed 'proof' (DD to be born healthy and happy) for me to feel comfortable that things were going to work out.
If things are really bothering you, causing you to lose sleep or are the kinds of thoughts that don't go away, then you could have a think about getting yourself some support. You could talk with people you trust about how you are feeling (even if it is just one person), or if you want to keep your feelings private you can talk to a counsellor. Be kind to yourself too.
30-06-2014 08:26 #4
I felt like you did with my first pregnancy and with this one I am 16 weeks now.
Please tell your GP and ask for a referral for some counselling.
Try googling pre-natal depression or pre-natal anxiety in your suburb you might find there is a psychologist specialising in it in your area.
Please don't struggle alone in silence- how you feel is real and it can be helped and turned around but you probably can't do it by yourself.
If you want to pm for a vent or even ask questions please do. Big hugs.
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