how do you cope with the anxiety ? suggestions anyone

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Re: how do you cope with the anxiety ? suggestions anyone

Post by ltke » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:36 am

I am wondering the exact same thing. I am just about 15 weeks pregnant and I am beginning to get nervous about developing preeclampsia again. I know it's not good for me or the baby to stress, but I can't help it. I am so glad I found this forum, where so many women understand my fears. My husband has been very encouraging and is even suggesting I look for a local support group. I have found talking about my experiences with my 1st pregnancy and concerns about my second have been helpful... even though my listeners don't really "get it." I too am taking my BP daily at home and doing everything "right".... seeing the doctor, taking prenatals, eating right, and exercising. Wishing you all the best!

Re: how do you cope with the anxiety ? suggestions anyone

Post by princess purr » Tue Oct 08, 2013 02:39 am

I take my blood pressure daily, do urine tests at home, check my feet and hands for swelling (way to often)... see an obgyn every two weeks and a peri once a month... do a lot or praying even though I'm not a religious type.... I'm taking everything one day at a time. From week 24ish to 28 weeks I was a crying wreck. I get really nervous right before doctor appointments, and when I'm taking my blood pressure. Preeclampsia is scary, all you can do is make sure you have good supportive doctors, and maybe try counseling.

how do you cope with the anxiety ? suggestions anyone

Post by bsherricca » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:47 am

im 14w 3d and beginning to get anxious ...had full blown panic attack last night and could hardly sleep .... i know it will get worse as my pregnancy advances ...i keep dreading the end of the second trimester as i dont know if i will have a repeat of PE .... so far BP is normal trace protein but all is going well and yet ever since i hit the 13w mark i feel full on panic .....how have you guys been able to cope with the anxiety ?

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