Fears & Phobias
Written on 19 June 2019
The beautiful phase of pregnancy brings a lot of physical, mental, and emotional changes along with it. There will be a lot going on in your mind and body at the same time. Soon after the confirmed positive news of your pregnancy, you will start collecting all the required information about the changes that will come into your life in the next nine months. With all the excitement, you also get anxious and nervous about the journey. Below mentioned are some common fearful thoughts that will strike your mind and you must stay calm to combat all those fears:
Miscarriage- The most common fear that’ll haunt you in the first trimester is what if your pregnancy results in a miscarriage? A lot of physical and mental changes like nausea, morning sickness, fatigue, and stress will occur at the beginning of the pregnancy. You can discuss your concerns with an expert or the doctor and by having a healthy diet and supplements, you can deal with this fear. Although there is no sure-shot way to stop a miscarriage; still, you can lower the risk by avoiding unhealthy foods, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, etc.
Birth defect in the baby- Your doctor will recommend you numerous screening tests and ultrasounds. Just ensure that you don’t get lazy and skip those. You might get anxious during every single prenatal test but it is the only way and also the best way to diagnose the problem. This is so because diagnosis at an early stage will help you decide what’s best for you and your baby. The best way to protect your baby’s health is to eat multivitamins along with folic acid.
Preterm labor- You might worry a lot about your unborn child and about labor and delivery. Your baby’s growth and development are perfectly happening in the womb during the entire course of pregnancy. The risk of serious complications or developmental issues is less if the baby is born on the scheduled due date as recommended by your doctor. You must not miss your scheduled prenatal check-ups and adapt to a healthy lifestyle.
Physical intimacy and relationship with your partner- You must be wondering that your relationship with your partner will change forever but it’s not like that. Once the baby is home, you and your partner’s priorities will change. You just have to give some time to your body to heal internally post-delivery. After a few months, you will snap back and will crave more sex. Your sex-life will be more satisfying than before and your relationship will also become stronger.
Labor/Delivery- From the first week of your pregnancy, you’ll start wondering about your delivery and labor. Most women wonder whether they’ll have a C-section or a normal vaginal delivery. All you have to do is keep visiting your doctor regularly and openly discuss all your fears with the doctor. The gynecologist will inform you in advance about your due date and the procedure of delivery.
Chances of developing gestational diabetes or preeclampsia- From the first day, your doctor must have advised you to eat healthily, go for a walk and say goodbye to stress. This helps in preventing your body from such ailments.
Worrying affects your and baby’s health adversely so just take care of yourselves and enjoy your pregnancy!
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