by whereowhere (56 Posts), Wed Aug 07, 2013 04:39 pm
You know, I got the best advice from another woman on here who said it's cliché, but it's true. I took her advice, I tried, I practiced it and it really did help. She advised that saying "take it a day at a time". I started to try to enjoy the moments more, the moments that I still had where it was just me and my husband without a baby, the time I had to be close to him, to be able to go to a movie with him. I tried to really feel blessed to be even able to BE pregnant which some women never know that experience. I tried to feel and enjoy each moment that I had with my baby, knowing I only had TODAY. While I had today, I was going to enjoy it. Another thing that helped a lot I know was seeing my therapist weekly who I began seeing when I lost my twins in April 2012. Being able to talk out my anxieties helped me very much. It also let me see how I was making it each week, one week at a time too. Now I am out of the danger zone for losing a baby from preeclampsia as I am 33 weeks tomorrow and delivering in 4 weeks. Baby is growing great, so I don't have to try as hard.
But for you, my advice is the same cliché, TRY hard to take it "a day/moment at a time". Also, be aware that with monitoring the risk to your life is low, so do your part, be educated about all the symptoms to watch for and take your blood pressure at least once a day. Then leave the rest and entrust to your doctors who I imagine are monitoring you closely. I had to make myself aware of that so I wouldn't get so afraid of death. I hope this helps in some way.
Lost my beautiful boy & girl twins at 21 weeks to severe preeclampsia-2012
Mommy & Daddy will love you forever my sweet babies!
Pregnant again, due September 26, 2013. Praying for a pre-e free pregnancy.
Delivered a healthy baby girl at exactly 37 weeks, pre-e free! Had some hypertension post-partum but resolved with BP meds.
C-section planned for September 5, 2013 at exactly 37 weeks.