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New Anxieties...

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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I had a miscarriage with my first pregnancy at 9 weeks.  I am now 26 weeks along and extremely anxious about going into labor before nine months.  Any suggestions on how to ease my fears?

by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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by Marianne - Admin on Nov. 14, 2011 at 12:20 AM

 It's not uncommon for any mom to fear early labor, whether there's a history of miscarriages or not. Even moms who have had babies before, all delivered on time, still fear going into labor too soon. I think it's just a normal part of pregnancy to fear the worst.

First of all, I am so sorry for your loss, but overjoyed that you are pregnant again - congratulations!

As far as easing your fears goes, I think the best thing to do is talk to your doctor. That's what I did when I was pregnant. No matter what my concern was, no matter how big or small, probable or improbable, I went to my doctor for everything. She had a great way of calming me down and relieving the stress. One time, I had really bad gas...but it didn't really feel like really bad gas, and since I had been told before that labor kind of feels like you need to poop (and I knew I didn't feel like I needed to poop - I wasn't concerned I was going into labor) I thought it might be related. You know, "I feel like it's one thing, but it might be another" deal. I called my doctor and she talked me down from my ledge. She gave me advice on how to relieve the pressure and within the hour I was fine. I know that your concern isn't gas, I was just using that example to let you know that this is what your doctor is for, to answer your questions and calm  your fears.

Good luck to you, momma!

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