Topic: How to keep calm?
This is my first pregnancy.
I haven't experienced any losses thus far (thank God).
However, I do have a diagnosed anxiety disorder. ALL I DO IS WORRY!
I am on the app Glow, that helped me track ovulation and there is a community of boards where people share their BFP, announcements, struggles, seek advice, etc. There are also so many stories of loss and heart ache.
I cannot stop myself from worrying about EVERYTHING.
I am so worried about a miscarriage, or missed miscarriage, stillbirth, etc, etc.
I'm 18w and have my anatomy scan in a few days and I am so paranoid. I am so worried that I don't feel baby often, but some days I am (almost) certain it's the baby moving/fluttering.
I'm in therapy, and share all this with my therapist. She actually has had a loss, and she understands and is incredibly supportive of all my concerns.
I don't know how else to calm the heck down. I so badly want to just get private ultrasounds ( I have had 3 via the fertility dr/ob) or buy a fetal doppler to lower anxiety. But, saving that money is so important.
At home ICI January 2018 - BFP at 10dpo
Baby girl born September 2018