We are far less concerned about this expectant mom’s weight gain than we are about her feelings about her weight gain.
Welcome to a new, on-going series about the most common (and maybe some uncommon) fears we deal with regarding pregnancy. This is a safe space for some sympathy, comradery and friendly head pats with people who have Been There, Are There, or who are just plain scared about Going There. This first installment is about the fear of infertility.
I’m pregnant, but I’m scared and unhappy all the time. I feel like the parts of me that aren’t sustaining a child are dying. And I don’t know how to fix it.
I’m 17 and pregnant. My family is wonderfully helpful…to the point that I’m afraid I won’t be allowed to raise my own baby! How can I ask them to back off without alienating my support system?
I’m just weeks away from my due date and anxiety is ruling my life. Is this normal?
I’m scared of gaining weight, but feel guilty about not gaining weight! Is this normal? How do I deal?
After a difficult pregnancy, birth and newborn experience, a mother wants to know: Am I a monster for hating every minute of those “magical moments?”
Your Baby: Is a tad bigger than last week! Are you sensing a pattern! Goodness, I never realized how boring this stretch of pregnancy is, what with the “close to a pound, just over a pound, 11 inches long, 11 2/3 inches long” comparisons week…
Your Baby: Is about two-and-a-half inches long. So still in the lemon/lime range. Comparison reruns! Sorry about that. Already has pretty much every structure, organ and system needed for life by this point. Everything will continue to develop and mature, but your baby really is…