Amy - posted on 05/17/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )
I was just wondering if anyone else is (or has been) fearful of getting pregnant in case they develop pre-eclampsia again.
I always wanted a big family and I would love another child soon but the idea of having another delivery like my last scares me beyond belief. I have an anxiety/panic disorder (so the delivery was my worst birth nightmare come true) and I don't know if I could go through it again.
I've been told that if I got pregnant again it would be considered high-risk and I would be constantly cared for just in case but that doesn't really calm me since it will still mean going through things probably quite similar I would imagine. (tied up to the bed with tubes, frantic people rushing me/around me, testing, monitors everywhere, poss mag sulfate, the unknown...)
Anyone out there going through the same or has come out the other side? Any suggestions/tips. :)