Emotional Rollercoaster

Jasmen - posted on 08/22/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )




I'm 27 years old and I am a Clinical Therapist for Children and Adolescence. Im 28 weeks into my pregnancy. This will be my 1st baby. It's been a great pregnancy thus far, especially since I had a miscarriage last year of November, so I'm really excited about becoming a mother soon. But the thing is, I feel so happy,sad, anxious, angry, and overwhelmed at the same time. It's moments like today, that I feel so down. I don't feel good enough about anything. I've always been a confident person, & now I feel so insecure & scared. I want this new position i interviewed for as a Program Supervisor but im scared of being a new mom and having a new position and Im scared of failing. But I want and need to make more money and advance my career. I'm a mental health Counselor but I feel like all of my education and experience isn't helping me get through what Im feeling. I just want to isolate myself and not be bothered by the world or anything.


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Yakitta - posted on 08/29/2016




@Jasmen Mickey,
You're so welcome, sometimes it's just nice to hear that you're appreciated and you are doing a job well done. It's a tough job that we do daily; let alone trying to be a mom!! Hopefully, you'll still go for that new position and not underestimate yourself!

Be blessed! You can do it!

Yakitta - posted on 08/24/2016




First and foremost, I would like to commend you on your accomplishment at such a young age and your ambition to progress in the Mental Health field.

It sounds as though you are truly dealing with the hormonal factors that are attributed with pregnancy along with the stressors of the field; I too am a therapist and have at times felt the same emotions and uncertainties about myself. It's funny how many people including ourselves think we should know how to handle the woes of the world. We aren't invincible and you are able to have all of those emotions, and it truly is an emotional roller coaster, but it does get better.

Challenge your thoughts and self-talk, as well as being able to validate your ability to acknowledge that you are on this roller coaster. But, remember, the roller coaster does stop!

Wishing you and your pregnancy the best!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/22/2016




Well, you cannot treat yourself. No amount of experience is going to prepare you for motherhood. All the feelings that you are having are competely normal, and every expectant and new mother feels this way. Starting a new job on top of pregnancy can be scary, but you can do it!

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