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Re: counseling during pregnancy

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 08:45 am
by brismom
I have been given the green light by many specialists and did indeed get pregnant in Jan. only to miscarry on my birthday in Feb. I found out on Monday and by Friday I miscarried. Just within those few days, I was crazy. I tried to relax and thought it's going to be a long 9 months with that mental outlook. Then... I realized I think I need professional help again. I wanted to come across to my husband as being tough and ready to take it on without fear but inside I was scared to death. Ever since my HELLP 9 years ago, I have been afraid of anything medical, including blood tests, doctor visits, hospitals,and getting my blood pressure taken. I would dread it because I feared it would be super high again. It took a while for it to come down from HELLP. I still have nightmares about it. If we are going to TTC again then I need to get myself together better. When I don't think of trying, I am relaxed and when I think of being pregnant again I get scared, though I want to. It's a huge catch 22. I know I need to be strong and relaxed for a healthy pregnancy. I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and fibromyalgia to begin with - not a good place to start. But... I also do alot of yoga now to help with all that and it does. I think I will give my counselor a call. She did help me in the past. Good luck to you guys!

Re: counseling during pregnancy

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 06:04 pm
by sam10
Yes, I am seeing a therapist and have since 3 weeks pp and am planning to do so during a subsequent pregnancy. I have also found a pregnant again after losing a baby group (not sure how else to call it), led by a therapist. I am planning on joining this group once pregnant again. PE is such a traumatic experience which unfortunately leaves many of us with scars and fears, which might be better or worse at times.

Re: counseling during pregnancy

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 04:33 pm
by fineolin
I see a therapist once a week. I find it helpful because you get 45 minutes to vent and release everything thats in your heart and mind. When I become pregnant again i will keep seeing her. It is the only time i do not have to put on a brave face. I do not need to be strong with her. I am also doing acupuncture once a week. I need to do any and everything possible to rid myself of anxiety.

Re: counseling during pregnancy

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 04:25 pm
by christina89
I would say its perfectly normal. After all we have gone threw the last thing we think of is natural beautiful thing. Were always sacred first. I wish I would have went to counseling we lost our son in june and I'm currently 19 weeks tomorrow with our second and were having a girl. I'm terrified. I have panic attacks all the time and I'm right where I got sick last time I'm having troubles sleeping and I'm constantly looking for swelling. Its terrible. I feel for you and I wish you the best. Your not alone I think its so unfair that we are not able to fully enjoy our pregnancies. But just remember every day your pregnant is one more day to be happy. That's what keeps me going.

counseling during pregnancy

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 08:08 am
by brismom
Counseling during pregnancy may help.