Fear of losing my first born...is this natural during second pregnancy?

Angeline - posted on 08/28/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is three and I am, like most of you, due in a few weeks! I have been having this overwhelming fear of losing my firstborn daughter and have become ridiculously obsessive about her safety. Is this hormonal? Normal behaviour? It is worrying me!

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Angeline - posted on 09/24/2010

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Thanks ladies! As you suggested, it has gone now and it was obviously something to 'ride out'. I remembered after reading the posts here that with my first babe, I had the same fear - except it was losing my husband! I am feeling completely over it...just made me realise and appreciate every second I have with my little girl before our worlds change...exciting yet daunting! Thanks ladies!

Samantha - posted on 09/18/2010

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i have a really big fear of something happening to my partner and i'll be left alone with the baby. or i fear that something will happen to me and he'll be left alone to care for the baby

Naomi - posted on 09/16/2010

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i used to get that with my other pregnancies especially nightmares about not being able to save them... it goes away you just have to ride it out... just watch out for PND

Vanessa - posted on 09/15/2010

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I've found that I worry about complications in labour and my firstborn losing me!
I know it's hormones and simply having too much time to think and reading heaps of horror stories about women dying in childbirth!
I saw a little girl being rushed by paramedics out of the shops yesterday with a frantic mother following -- she looked the same age as my son is (6) and I came home and wouldn't let him go - I just kept cuddling him! (at first he loved it then he was like - enough mum!)
If your fears get too bad, call your midwife - the hospital has people you can talk to.

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