I just got really paranoid tonight and looked up second trimester m/cs... it seems unlikely for me but WHO KNOWS??? This is my first baby... I have no idea if my body will sustain it all the way!
And then I checked the doppler this evening... baby was moving like crazy but heartrate was really irratic going from 136-152! Two weeks ago, baby was at 167 - supposedly active, and baby's been averaging 155 the past week. I've never seen it go below 150 until tonight.
I am being very irrational, I know. But I'm just so worried. I thought I could finally relax upon entering the second trimester but the worrying never goes away :\ help me.....
I still worry a lot too. This is my second pregnancy and my first one was flawless, but I just can't get over that fear. My baby's heartrate has been all over the place, too. As long as it's in a normal range, though, it's nothing to worry about.
Never goes away hon. I'm 16 weeks today and still check regularly with my doppler. I think I won't believe it until I have my baby in my arms, I just keep thinking of all the people who have lost babies at 18 weeks, 20 weeks etc. I know it's a hugely slim chance but there's always a chance.
It doesn't keep me up every night or anything but it certainly worries me. I don't think anything will stop that worry completely until you know it's all ok after your 40 weeks!!
I think everyone is worried about it to be honest, it's an exciting but still scary time. You want it to go well so much that I think it plays tricks on your mind (well I know my mind plays tricks anyway!).
I didn't get a doppler because I knew if one day I couldn't find the heartbeat I'd freak out, and I learned just before my first scan to stay off of google or any threads here that might make me panic!
Maybe all this worry is just to give us a taste of what being parents is like .... LOL.
I haven't been worried at all, and alot will remember that even in the first tri it really was at the back of my mind. But now i have all this preeclampsia stuff already its making me want the next few weeks to go very fast to reach some chance of viability
i am feeling exactly the same, i have days where im convinced i have had a MMC i cant get the thought out of my mind. i have got my next MW appointment in 2 weeks so i can hear the heartbeat then, i hope that will put my mind at rest.
the thoughts are driving me crazy..x
I freak out all the time
and as people have said, google is NOT your friend!!!!!!
I look everything up and have decided I just HAVE to stop.
The thing is, most pregnancies are absolutely fine - people don't even know they're pregnant until our stage, do fine without all the extra care we've taken up until now and people without all the medical advances, ultrasound and dopplers have babies all the time. So we need to focus on that - sometimes too much information is a bad thing.
I sound so positive!! Now I just need to remember this myself!!!!
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