Paranoia

Renae - posted on 05/10/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am expecting my first child in a few weeks and I'm really paranoid about him being unhealthy. Is this a normal feeling? Have you ever felt this way?

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Esther - posted on 05/10/2009

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OMG - I worried about that for the full 40 weeks. Completely normal!! I felt a little bit better after the 20 week ultrasound when at least I could see he had 2 arms, 2 legs, etc. but then the assistant made some comment about how big his head was so I started worrying that he had some problem there (and searched for whatever could cause big heads on the internet). Whenever someone made some comment about how you just want them to be "happy & healthy" I would tell them I didn't even care about the happy as long as he was healthy - haha. As my friend said at the time when I told her about my constant worrying "welcome to motherhood!". I hated the feeling of being so out of control and wished I could personally screw in the legs, put on the head etc. so I could make sure it all got done. However, now that he's here - there is NO WAY I could ever have produced anything this beautiful. So it's a good thing I wasn't in control. Hang in there. Only a few more weeks!

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Jayne - posted on 05/11/2009

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yes, im sure evryone had some points when they had thoose nagging feelings, if a case of being unsure of the unexpected, especially with your first, but either way, its going to come out and whatever may happen you will love that child...reguardless

User - posted on 05/11/2009

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Completely normal.I think it would be abnormal NOT to feel that way regardless of your health/lifestyle.I believe its natures way of ensuring we give our all to the task ahead of us-bearing a healthy child happens more often then not for the majority of women-even those who are not healthy.

User - posted on 05/11/2009

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Quoting Renae:

Paranoia

I am expecting my first child in a few weeks and I'm really paranoid about him being unhealthy. Is this a normal feeling? Have you ever felt this way?


 

Rabaab - posted on 05/11/2009

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this is a normal feeling ... everytime you are pregnant you have that feeling.. I mean that feeling will not go away.. you just have to pray and stay completely positive..

Brandie - posted on 05/11/2009

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I actually had a dream that I picked up my baby and her head fell off, it is absolutely normal to be concerned for your baby. I still worry and mine are 14 and 8. Your baby will be screened for any abnormalities and the hospital will give you a lot of good literature. Relax and enjoy your gift from god. P.S. I was the mom that got up at night and put a compact mirror under their noses to see if they were still breathing lol. You will do great.

Cathelijn - posted on 05/11/2009

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Like Esther said I worried ALL THE TIME! And as soon as the doctor or midwife said something just innocent like ow it is a large baby I freaked out! and would go home and google anything that it could possibly be.... obviously they just meant a large baby...

And let me tell you it doesn't get any better when the baby is born now I still worry every day... I think it is just the amazment of creating such a beautifull baby that you can't believe it is all good!!

Stephanie - posted on 05/10/2009

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Not having those feelings would be unhealthy. You are showing your natural instect to care. I think every mother feels this way and by the way...it want go away.

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