Pregnant and down

Teressa - posted on 02/19/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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28 weeks and starting to feel my energy level going on empty more and more each day. What can I do? Was put on bed rest because they said I have placental previa but no one has told me the degree of it. I don't like being off my feet because I am the one who did everything around the house and now my house is chaotic. I am so lost and down right now.

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Stephanie - posted on 02/26/2013

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How are you doing this week? I hope you are not so down. Life is all about how you look at your situation:) It could be much worse, Thank God it's not!

Stephanie - posted on 02/22/2013

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I'm sorry you are having a tough time. Pregnancy is stressful enough without the extra worries! Just keep in mind that people are more important than things, meaning laundry, dishes or whatever. That means you! You and your baby and your family are what's important. Try not to stress about whats not getting done.
Also, maybe you could try leaving it for someone else to do? I know that doesn't always work, but you could try it :)
Good luck sweet heart, you can get through it.

Teressa - posted on 02/21/2013

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I was diagnosed around 22 weeks. At my next appt. I will have another sonogram done to see if there has been any changes. So trying to keep a positive mind about it. Just get tired of people not understanding that for me, this is a bit scary. And not getting the help around the house make me even more emotional because yes I won't be able to get this rest when the baby gets here. And asking repeatedly for my family to pull their weight is driving me nuts.

Stephanie - posted on 02/19/2013

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Hi Teressa, sorry that you're feeling blue. How long ago was the placenta previa diagnosed? That can change as the uterus grows, hopefully it will. Ask about it at your next check-up.
Take this down time as a blessing. Use your time to relax and just lay around and be lazy. I know it's tough when you are the only one to cook, clean and do laundry. But, when the baby comes in a few weeks, someone else will have to pick up the slack. Why not get some help now?
When your new baby is born, you will be tired, too. But, you won't be able to just sleep all day like you can now, or lay around doing word search puzzles or reading magazines. You will have a baby who is relying on you 24/7 for everything! Enjoy this time and practice letting go.
If you are really bored, check out this info on childbirth and the Bradley method, it really helped me when I was in labor.
http://www.birthingnaturally.net/pain/ft...
http://www.bradleybirth.com/faqs.aspx
And this is a great book: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Preg...
Good luck!

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