First, I'd recommend the book "Birthing From Within." It will help you process your fears and deal with them, which is helpful for any pregnant mom. Next, look at the things that worry you. Is there anything you can do about those things? Worry that leads you to action isn't necessarily a bad thing. If you are worried about eating right for the baby, that should move you toward eating right. (Then you can drop the worry because you are doing all you can to prevent it.) If you are worried about things beyond your control, there are two things you can do. One is to become as informed as possible. When we are informed, we worry less. So knowing more about pregnancy and childbirth can ease your mind. The second thing is to let go of the things you have no control over. You may also need to process your previous pregnancies and births. Many women feel worry because they feel guilt from their previous experiences. Process that.
at 12:44 PM on Apr. 15, 2011