I'm terrified of everything

Jessica - posted on 08/21/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )




This is my first time here. My psychiatrist suggested I join a mom's support group after my realization that, now that I'm a mom, I'm literally terrified of everything. I am confident in my ability to be an amazing mother and I accept that there will be bumps, bruises, other ouchies as my little guy grows and explores. I'm terrified of strangers snatching my child, I'm terrified of freak accidents, I'm terrified of DCF taking my child, and I'm terrified of the future: what happens when my child walks to school and never makes it? What if there's a school shooting and my child dies?
A lot of these fears are totally irrational at this stage as my little guy is only 15 months. I'm wondering if I'm the only person who freaks out about this stuff. I need some help from other moms overcoming this. I know that, as my little guy gets older, my fears will affect him more. I don't want him to be terrified of everything just cause mommy can't get a grip.

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