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Anyone been fearful or had a feeling their baby was going to have some serious birth defect...?

im 11 weeks and everything is fine so far. i havent had any testing done yet. im very low risk, have one healthy baby and am 20 years old. is this irrational?? anyone feeling this way?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I was nervous about that too, even though I shouldn't have been! Everything turned out fine for me as I'm sure it will for you. Relax.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • i am nervous too! I read books about all these diseases that can happen during the developmental stages, and omg i have nightmares every night... i know exactlly how you feel
    dlepasti

    Answer by dlepasti at 11:53 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • i think everyone worries. The closer i get to B-day the more worried about it I get. That is the first thing I ask after all mine are born..."somebody tell me they don't have fins..." Lol.
    Lovemybabies885

    Answer by Lovemybabies885 at 11:53 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • dont worry about it.Take your pre-natals to help prevent nural tube defects and enjoy being preg.Your dr. will let ya know if something is up!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Yeah, I felt nervous and scared at times, I would read something about birth defects or whatever and I would worry alot, but my baby is healthy and happy and im sure your's will be also. So don't worry enjoy the moment.
    geminisummerz

    Answer by geminisummerz at 11:58 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Yeah i was worried through mine... especially because in my testing it showed risk of fetal defects so i was scared that i would find something wrong with my baby... however the ultrasounds always came out fine... and she was born very healthy at the end...
    bella710

    Answer by bella710 at 12:24 AM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • I am 37 weeks and didn't do any of the testing and now am getting worried about it, but I will love my son no matter what!
    bluelady27

    Answer by bluelady27 at 10:44 AM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • yes i had feelings the whole time that i was pregnant with my oldest son that something was wrong with his heart and the doctors told me he was fine. Then after his birth I said somethig to the ped but no one would listen they thought i was crazy, when he was 2 days old he almost died due to defects of the heart.... I think that a mother knows and if you feel that somethings wrong you sould stay with it until a doctor listens.... who cares if they think your crazy it's yuour childs life


    mistiecoe07

    Answer by mistiecoe07 at 10:48 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

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