01-22-2014 06:42 AM
I am so excited to be pregnant! I can't wait until September to have this wonderful baby in my life. I am just so scared of miscarrying. I just had a miscarriage in July and I am terrified it is going to happen again. How is everyone getting through these first 12 weeks? Are you doing anything that helps keep your mind off of the possibility of miscarrying?
01-22-2014 07:00 AM
Hi. I'm Sandy. My due date is 9/9. I'm 42 years old and have been prego 2 times before, with 2 miscarriages. I'm also terrifed of something going wrong. I read a statistic, though...even if you've had 2 miscarriages, you are 80% likely to carry to fulll term. I'm not sure if something like that would help you, but I'm just holding on to 80%.
01-22-2014 08:26 AM
01-27-2014 03:33 PM
While I have not had a miscarriage before, I have been trying with my husband to conceive for nearly 2 years. My first baby was conceived 2 weeks after I stopped taking the pill so 2 years of negative pregnancy tests had me convinced something was wrong. Finally we find out we're pregnant and like you, I'm terrififed something bad will happen. The thing I'm doing to get myself through it is just be calm. I'm trying my best not to get stressed out and worry too much, that can only makes things worse.
I think having a forum like this can help relieve day to day stress and worries as we all now have an outlet for those fears. We're all in the same boat here, literally, and I'm sure you'll get a lot of support.
01-30-2014 06:33 AM
Oh Bubblebug - we are in the same boat. I was pregnant last June and miscarried in August. That was my husband's and my first pregnancy. We saw the heartbeat a bit after 6 weeks then found out the baby stopped growing at 7w5d. That completely threw me. After that I had what folks call a chemical pregnancy, so this is basically our third pregnancy without any previous success (we don't have any children). I too and terrified of another miscarriage, but the husband and I have made plans for what we will do next if we do miscarry, so I feel that keeps me grounded. Today is my first ultrasound....i'm so nervous. I think I'll be excited once I get out of the first trimester.
01-31-2014 06:29 AM
Yes we are totally in the same situation. My husband and I heard the heartbeat at 8 weeks and then I miscarried at 11 weeks. It is hard not to worry when thats the only experience I have. I wish you luck and I hope your ultrasound went well!
02-13-2014 12:11 PM